Pearl – For beauty and for calming stress and overwhelm

white pearl“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” –Federico Fellini

Pearl is a top Chinese tonic herb and it’s exactly what you think; the same pearl created by oysters that are used as jewellery.  So why do we want to take pearl?  What Taoists found over thousands of years of study and experimentation is that pearl is a powerful tonic herb that is good for many things.

The main purpose for which pearl is used in traditional Chinese medicine is as a beauty herb.  It’s excellent for the hair, skin and nails and for improving overall appearance.  It’s full of minerals which help you to build those qualities, and to build strong bones as well.

Pearl also has shen-stabilising qualities.  If you feel ‘all over the place,’ irritated and stressed (interesting because irritation is what causes the oysters to form the pearls!) then pearl is what you need.  Right away it will bring you back down to earth, making you focused and centred, helping you to feel calm and at peace.  Instead of feeling pulled in all directions, you will feel strong and harmonious in your attitude to yourself and the way you approach life.

I highly recommend pearl if you have any issues with anxiety, stress or overwhelm.  Pearl is good in combination with reishi, another excellent shen herb.  Its power as a shen-stabilizer calms your spirit.  Pearl is also good if you just want to keep yourself calm and grounded, and if you want to look more beautiful the older you get.


Taste; salty and sweet
Treasures; shen
Organs; heart, liver
Temperature; 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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