Stories Documented in the Tang Herbal Medica
Traditionally used as an effective herb for centuries to promote better liver function, Hovenia Dulcis has also been listed and documented in major ancient medical literature, such as the Compendium of Materia Medica and Materia Medica of Tang.
In the Beginning
Many hundreds of years ago, there lived a house builder in the south. When he was using the wood from the Hovenia Dulcis as a construction material, he accidentally dropped a block of wood into a barrel of alcohol.
After a few days, it was discovered that all the alcohol in the barrel became water. As the legend says, if one’s garden has a Hovenia Dulcis tree, all the alcohol in the house will be tasteless and have low alcohol level.
Stories Documented by the Chinese poet and Pharmacologist, Su Shi:
Using water that has been boiled with the fruit or wood from the Hovenia Dulcis, if a few drops are dripped into a cup of alcohol, the alcohol will very clearly become light and tasteless. If one drinks the boiled-herb water before consuming alcohol, one’s tolerance for alcohol will be increased 3-4 times the usual limit.
Drinking the boiled water consisting of Hovenia Dulcis can cure the symptoms after alcohol consumption, such as dry mouth or headaches, quickly sobering up the drunken individual. Alcohol can lead to jaundice, cirrhosis, fatty liver, and other liver-associated diseases. By drinking the Hovenia Dulcis-boiled water, beneficial reversal in the effects of alcohol consumption can be seen evidently.
The Process: From a Berry to a Nutritional Gem
Using water separation technology, the purest form of Hovenia Dulcis is extracted to create a highly concentrated supplement known as Raisin Tree™.