Semde: Happy Mind

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Semde: Happy Mind


Semde (སེམས་བདེ་) is a Tibetan herbal formula for balancing the mind. It is commonly recommended in Tibet for conditions including persistent sadness, unhappiness, and depression. In Tibet, this includes mild, moderate, and even severe depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and "the blues". The Tibetan doctor who makes this formula describes his patient's experiences like this: "My patients often experience freedom from depression in just a few days, often in hours, after taking Semde. Many people use Semde to manage stress and depression on a daily basis and find that their overall quality of life increases. I have rarely met a Westerner who hasn't benefited from Semde."

Semde is also made solely from natural ingredients of the Nepalese and Tibetan highlands. If you are interested in avoiding pharmaceutical drugs, Semde may be right for you.

Tibetan medicine and Ayurveda have long recognized that conditions such as depression appear as a result of many factors, found both inside and outside the body. Famous Tibetan physicians including Tenzin Choedrak and Dr Yeshe Donden, as well as their patients (most famously HH the Dalai Lama) rely on formulas such as Semde to manage the internal aspect of these disorders. One of the primary ingredients in Semde is Mucuna Pruriens, the only plant source for L-Dopa, the precursor to dopamine.

Ingredients: Aquilaria agollocha, Mucuna prurita, Myristica fragrans, Saussurea lappa, Melia composite, Ferula jaeschkeana, Eugenia caryophylla, Piper nigrum, Piper longum, Hedychium spicatum:, Aconitum spicatum, Molasses, Black salt.

Wildcrafted, formulated, and empowered using traditional methods by small artisanal pharmacies in Amdo, Tibet. 100% sustainably wild-harvested, hand-picked in the Tibetan Highlands by nomads whose families have harvested medicinal plants for generations. No additional coloring, fillers or stabilizers are used. Made according to ancient traditional recipes and empowered following Tibetan Buddhist principles.

DISCLAIMER: This is a dietary supplement. The statements made about this product have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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Bob Flaws, a doctor of Chinese Medicine, examines Semde from a Chinese Medical perspective:

"We can see that this formula mainly consists of qi-rectifying and stomach-harmonizing medicinals to downbear counterflow. These then are combined with medicinals which warm and supplement the spleen and kidneys as well as nourish the blood. Perhaps the unique thing about this formula (which Chinese doctors do not seem to recognize) is that there can be upwardly counteflowing qi harassing the heart with a spleen-kidney yang vacuity below but without any discernible heat also harassing the heart spirit. In any case, I believe that this formula contains enough standard Chinese medical ingredients that serious thought should be given to its inclusion within our repertoire."