Our History

Steeped in Tradition

For over two decades Si Jin Bao has been dedicated to providing premium Chinese Herbaceuticals to homes and practices all across the globe.

Our story begins with founder and Chief Herbaceutical Engineer Kamal Polite, A.P. DOM, or ‘Dr. Kamal’ as his patients called him.  At the beginning of his career as an Acupuncture Physician, he endeavored to demonstrate to his patients how the body can build its own Zheng Qi to balance and maintain harmony.

As part of his school’s curriculum, he worked in a Primary Care Hospital in China.  This helped enlighten him to the incredible restorative power of herbal medicine.  In China, over 80% of all herbal prescriptions are prepared by an herbalist and then processed at home by patients into decoctions. Traditionally this cooking method takes 2-3 hours, with a variety of instructions for the desired effect.

‘Dr. Kamal’ believed that the American public could benefit greatly, however, they were hardly receptive.  From an American perspective, becoming a lay-herbalist was not convenient and took too much time.  Seeing this challenge as an opportunity, he set out to create a line of products that could bring the effectiveness of Chinese Medicine to the fast paced Western lifestyle.

Twenty years later our Concentrated Decoctions™ are still inspired by our founder’s passion and love of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Our products are fast-acting, effortless, tasteful, and provide the ease of small doses along with the vigor and vitality of powerful formulas.  All of our internal decoctions are Vegan, kid tested, mom-approved, and alcohol free.

We do all of the work so that you don’t have to!

Our Vision

Si Jin Bao is a revolutionary herbaceutical company focused on combining Ancient Asian Traditions with Modern Technology.

Here at Si Jin Bao we provide herbal formulas that integrate ancient knowledge with modern distribution practices.  In doing such we have provided practitioners with the tools necessary to achieve powerful results for patients in a modern environment. 

Our team of herbal experts has worked together for many years to build a storehouse of herbal knowledge.  We are constantly researching Ancient Wisdom to develop new herbal formulas that can manage problems and conditions common today.

A Tale of Two Physicians

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Thousands of years ago during the 戰國時代 Warring States Period (475-221 BC), a young man named 秦越人Qin Yueren lived in the land of 秦 Qin, now known as China.
 
One day a guest at the inn in which 秦越人 Qin Yueren worked fell gravely ill. 秦 Qin ran to find a physician who was also staying at the inn to ask for help. After the doctor examined the sick guest, he prescribed a simple herbal formula. The guest recovered and the interaction changed the entire scope of young 秦 Qin’s life.
 
He became an apprentice to the physician, and closely watched how the old master treated his patients. At night he would write down everything he had seen, as well as his own observations.
 
When 秦越人Qin Yueren eventually became a physician himself, because of his dedication and acquired skill set he quickly earned him the name ‘扁䳍 Bian Que’, the highest honor for a doctor in ancient times.
 
Our founder and Chief Herbaceutical Engineer Kamal Polite, A.P., DOM for over two decades has endeavered to continue the legacy of 扁䳍 Bian Que by providing premium Chinese Herbaceuticals across the globe.  Here at Si Jin Bao we focus on combining Ancient Asian Traditions with Modern Technology, bringing forward the dedication and skill that earned Bian Que his name.

屠蘇酒 Tusu Wine & The New Year

Over two-thousand years ago during the 漢朝 Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), the Typhoid plague spread rampantly.  There was widespread starvation and grief.  曹植 Cao Zhi, a poet at the time, said the following:

“Every family is pained with a corpse, every room has anguished cries.”

It is said that on New Year’s Eve, a physician told his neighbors to dip a bag of herbs he had gathered into a well.  On the first day of the Chinese New Year, the water was taken out of the well and mixed with Rice Wine.  The entire village was then to face towards the East and drink it for three days.  They all then became immune to the plague.

The prescription for this wine, called 屠蘇酒 Tusu Wine, contains several Traditional Chinese Medicine ingredients and can be found in the Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies by 葛洪Ge Hong.  Each New Year to this day is celebrated by drinking 屠蘇酒 Tusu Wine.

The custom of drinking 屠蘇酒 Tusu Wine represents each family’s sorrow and joy, as well as a wish for longevity.  It also encompasses the Ancient Chinese concept of “curing the disease before it occurs.”

At 四金宝Si Jin Bao, where we use Ancient wisdom fused with modern technology, the philosophy is the same.  PREVENTION is the key to SUCCESS in any generation. 

May you have a Happy New Year! 恭喜發財 Gong Xi Fa Cai!