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The Natural Healing Wonders of the Hwangchil Tree

The Natural Healing Wonders of the Hwangchil Tree
From medicine to stress reliever to rust inhibitor to demon chaser, Hwangchil is a multi-tasking plant you'll want to keep handy. Whether its resin, root or leaf, this healing tree has many benefits for you.

Hwangchil (Dendropanax morbifera) belongs to the Araliaceae Lacquer family. It is called Hwangchil in Korea, Koshiabura in Japan, and Jin-qi or Huang-qi in China. It's golden-colored sap has been a highly prized lacquer throughout southeast Asia, used for everything from medicine to furniture varnish.

Similar to ginseng root, Hwangchil is an adaptogenic herb. Yet, nothing is quite so adaptive as this versatile, clever, plant.

Parts of the Hwangchil tree have been used in folk medicine for the treatment of migraines and menstrual irregularities. Its sap is also an excellent varnish for use on expensive furniture and metalwork.

Hwangchil sap also has a colorful history of driving off demons. Soldiers would apply it to their helmets and armor believing its strong, aromatic qualities would keep bad spirits away.

Because of its powerful antioxidant properties, warriors would also apply the sap to their sword blades and arrowheads to keep them from rusting.

In modern day, because of its waterproofing and soundproofing effects, Hwangchil is used as a "RAM" or radar-absorbent material that makes it less likely for airplanes or ships to be detected on radar.

But you don't have to be a soldier or a demon chaser to make use of Hwangchil.

For everyday people, Hwangchil root and leaves have these most effective and powerful uses and benefits:

Blood Purifier Decrease bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol with Hwangchil's blood purifying properties. It also promotes circulation and helps regulate blood pressure.

Liver Cleanser
Give your liver a cleanse with Hwangchil's detoxifying action. Promotes liver function, helping relieve hangover and fatigue by functioning as a detoxifier and helps with feelings of lethargy and lack of ambition.

Anti-Aging Elixir
Look and feel younger. Hwangchil's anti-oxidant rich properties nourish the skin to fight signs of aging; helping to prevent wrinkles and promote overall elasticity of the skin.

Bone and Teeth Strengthener
Support your gums and protect your teeth. Hwangchil helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth by contributing to the proliferation of osteoblasts (cells that create bone) and helps prevent osteoporosis and arthritis by reducing joint inflammation.

Natural Sleep Aid
Fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply. Hwangchil's sedative action can help you release tension, irritability and worry—all those things that keep you from getting a good night's sleep.

Natural Pest Control
Use it as a tea or poultice for relieving insect bites, fungal infections or skin rashes. The Hwangchil tree is strongly resistant to disease, pests and pollution, making it an excellent antimicrobial.

Energy Clearing
Clear a room of odors or neutralize negative energies to make a space for meditation with Hwangchil incense. Its sharp, fresh, soothing but stimulating fragrance is similar to bezoin, a balsam resin, and is a powerful way to balance both body and mind.

Try Hwangchil tea and incense in our ChangeYourEnergy.com store for a natural, effective way to keep your health and energy in balance.

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychological condition.

Written by Kim Alyce Steffgen
With a background in journalism and marketing communications, Kim's wordsmithing reflects a love of language that brings spice to many ads, articles, banners, and videos. To that spice she adds her passion for herbs, plants and alternative health.
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