Ant Power

Ant Power

By Dragon Herbs

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For building the deep power of the body this formula is truly superb. Mountain Ant is a potent energy tonic that has immediate and long term benefits. This is a superb tonic for athletes. Combined with strong Jing and Qi tonics, Ant has the effect of enhancing sexual function, promoting mental power and creativity, and strengthening the organs and senses.

There is a saying in China that "Ginseng is the King of Herbs, but Ant is the Herb of Kings.”

At Kotuku we use Ant Power and / or Ant Tincture in several drinks on the menu because of its direct beneficial effects. The deep sense of vitality it can bring swiftly to the body are truly superb. It is one formula that people return to over and over.


Ant Power Formula is a Jing tonic designed to nourish the Kidney Yang, to build Qi and to enrich the blood. The main ingredient in Ant Power is the Polyrhachis Ant, also known as Mountain Ant. Ant is one of the greatest nutritional substances on earth and is a supertonic herb in the tonic herbal system.  Ant Power Formula can be used as a basic Yang tonic by anyone, young or old, male or female. It is a superb anti-aging and rejuvenation formula. It is a primal Jing tonic that may be consumed for a lifetime, and is the preferred Yang Jing tonic of many long time tonic herbalists. Ant Power is a formula that will help develop and maintain very strong sexual health in both men and women. Men would typically take about double the dose of a Yang tonic formula such as this than a woman.*

The Herbs in Ant Power

Polyrhachis Ant

Polyrhachis Ant, also known as Mountain Ant, promotes strength, sexual vigor and is a powerful anti-aging agent. Research has proven that ants are highly nutritious and have powerful tonic and medicinal effects. Ant is considered a premium adaptogenic substance in the same ranks as Ginseng, Reishi and Cordyceps, the superstars of Chinese tonic herbalism. In fact, Ant is widely used to boost the immune system, or to maintain already strong immune functions. It is widely believed to prevent common symptoms associated with aging, such as lumbago (low back pain), memory loss, joint problems, fatigue, menopausal symptoms, cardiovascular disease, etc.

Mountain Ant also strengthens the nervous system, digestive functions, detoxification functions and muscular system. Because of its long and short-term energy boosting effects,  Mountain Ant strengthens the entire Kidney system, including the sexual functions, skeletal structures and renal system. 

Ant has a reputation in Asia for increasing libido and virility. Both men and women claim that after using Ant for even a short time their interest in sex increases significantly and their sexual performance improves in numerous ways.  Mountain Ant is extremely nutritious and safe. It is the richest source of zinc from a plant or animal on earth. It is extremely rich in amino acids and co-factors that make it an ideal nutrient. It is also very safe, and most people tolerate Mountain Ant with absolutely no difficulty. Allergies to Polyrhachis Ant are very uncommon.

Morinda Root

Morinda is an excellent Yang Jing tonic. It is considered to be highly nutritious and is used in superior tonic formulas for strengthening the body. It is widely used in primal Jing formulations, often as the main ingredient. Morinda is widely believed in China to increase mental power. It is also considered to be beneficial to the heart.

He Shou Wu

Constant consumption of this famous "longevity herb," whose full name is Polygonum multiflorum, is said in the Orient to help return an aging person to youthfulness and to keep a young person young. It is an unsurpassed Yin Jing tonic, as well as a major blood tonic. It is said to increase energy and to clean the blood. As an essence tonic, it is believed to be a powerful sexual tonic when consumed regularly. Polygonum is widely believed in China to increase sperm production in men and to increase fertility in women. It is used in almost all tonics that are believed in the Orient to nurture the hair and teeth. This herb has been consumed by almost every Taoist that has ever lived, and is fundamental to the practice of the Taoist inner arts.

Eucommia Bark

Eucommia is a superb Yang Jing tonic, used to strengthen the back (especially the lower back), skeleton, and joints (especially the knees and ankles). Eucommia is believed to confer strength and flexibility to the ligaments and tendons. It is often used by martial artists, yoga practitioners, Qi Gung practitioners, and other athletes to strengthen the back, knees, and the entire body. It has been found to be very helpful at regulating blood pressure, especially high blood pressure. Eucommia is widely used in China as a safe and effective sex tonic for men and women.


One of the most important herbs in the world, Astragalus has been recognized as a superb and potent immune system tonic by modern researchers. Astragalus has been used for over 2000 years to strengthen the body as a whole. Astragalus is believed by the Oriental people to strengthen muscle and improve metabolic functions.

Ligustrum Fruit

Ligustrum is a Yin essence (Jing) tonic that is said by the Chinese to prolong life. It has been found to contain significant immune enhancing agents. It is also used as a blood tonic. It has a slightly cool energy.

Lycium Fruit

This delicious fruit is very widely used as an excellent Yin Jing and blood tonic. Regular consumption of Lycium is traditionally believed to lead to a long and happy life. It is said that prolonged consumption of Lycium will promote cheerfulness and vitality. Lycium is also said to brighten the eyes and improve vision. It is said that Lycium strengthens the legs and enhances sexual function. Lycium fruit contains polysaccharides that have been demonstrated to strongly fortify the immune system. Lycium is also very rich in vitamin C and in B vitamins. Furthermore, it is the richest source of carotenoids, including beta carotene, of all known plants on earth and is thus a powerful antioxidant.

Donkey Skin Glue

Donkey Skin Glue is a powerful blood tonic. Strong blood builds great strength.

Dang GuiAchyranthesDioscoreaDipsacusWhite Peony RootCornus and Licorice contribute to the strength building effect of this formula, each in their own way.


Who can use it? Anyone wishing to increase yang, especially athletes

Concentration: 8:1, Whole Ant powdered


Polyrhachis Ant, Cordyceps mycelium, Morinda root, Astragalus root, Polygonum multiflorum root, Eucommia bark, Lycium fruit, Dipsacus asper root, Dong quai root, Chinese Yam rhizome, Cornus officinalis fruit, Chinese White Peony root, Chinese Licorice root

Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word –Compliance. If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”

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