The Shaolin tradition contains extensive herbal lore and the monks and abbots were famous for their herbal knowledge and recipes...
Dong Quai Tails
He Shou Wu
Bai Zi Ren
Long Yan Rou
"Functions: Supplements the qi and quickens the blood, boosts the liver and enriches the kidneys, blackens the hair and secures the teeth, removes pigmentation and brightens the facial complexion, strengthens the sinews and bones. If taken frequently in small doses, it facilitates health and prevents disease for the purpose of regaining the vitality and achieving longevity.
Commentary: This prescription was created by Fu Yu, the great monk authorized by the emperor of the Song Dynasty. It has proven effective for supplementing the five viscera and for strengthening one's body, for preventing the debility of aging, and for achieving longevity."
- Secret Shaolin Formulas for the Treatment of External Injury Patriarch De Chan (Zhang Ting-liang & Bob Flaws)
Astragalus - powder
prepared Radix Rehmannia (Shu Di) - 2 roots (don't have Sheng Di, which is also called for)
Radix Angelicae Sinensis tails (Gui Wei)
He Shou Wu - powder
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonicae (Mai Men Dong) - (Ophiopogon japonicus / Monkey Grass / Mondo Grass)
Ce Bai Ye (Biota Orientalis Cacumen) - small amount, as the recipe calls for seed: Semen Biotae Orientalis (Bai Zi Ren)
Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae (Chi Shao) / Red Peony - recipe also calls for White Peony
Reishi - one whole mushroom
Wood Ear - from Chinese herb supplier, would prefer wild (which fruited well earlier in the year)
Dodder - 2 seed cubes