Dendrobium – For building reserve energy and better hydration

downloadI really fell in love with dendrobium quite a few years ago but then it became unavailable for some time, so I’m excited to be able to make this amazing herb available for you to try now. It is a profoundly replenishing herb, building up energy and helping proper hydration. If you feel drained or depleted, this is the herb for you.

Dendrobium is a yin jing herb so it builds up your reserves of adaptive energy. This is the energy that is depleted by stress, tension, excessive sexual or mental activity, or trauma. Anything that pushes you hard, even good experiences will tend you drain you of adaptive or ‘jing’ energy. Dendrobium helps to build this energy back up.

This energy-building property is true of other herbs available at Lion Heart Herbs such as ho she wu and schizandra, but what’s especially interesting about dendrobium is how powerful it is for hydrating. Good hydration is an essential component of good health.

One of the challenges with hydration is the more dehydrated you get, the more you don’t want water. You drink it and it just goes straight through and doesn’t help you. Dendrobium is an excellent herb for helping you take in water at a cellular level, making you feel so much better.

For this reason, dendrobium is quite often used as a sports drink. In China it is often taken in the water along with electrolytes to replenish athletes during a marathon, for example.

Dendrobium is great in combination with ho she wu and/or schizandra. It’s awesome as a deep level replenisher. If you feel drained or exhausted or fatigued, I can’t recommend it highly enough.


Taste; sweet and slightly salty
Treasures; yin jing
Organs; kidneys, lungs, stomach
Temperature; slightly cold

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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