SHAOLIN IRON PALM
is the original 15 herb recipe used by the Shaolin Monks, created by the pharmacists of the Shaolin Monastery in China over the last 2000 years. This recipe is from the book Highlights of the Shaolin Monastery's Secret Formulas, by Abbot Shi De Chan (1907 - 1993)
Iron Palm refers to the legendary Shaolin Monks practicing techniques to make the hands, legs, and feet feel like iron smashing against any object they punched or kicked. In order to accomplish this, they applied Iron Palm liniment on the hands, legs, shins or any part of the body they used to strike during training, this would prevent pain, strengthen and heal the area quickly so they could resume training.
The herbs used in a Iron Palm liniment are designed to heal, minimize pain, prevent future bone and joint problems and strengthen bones, connective tissue, sinew and other areas where there has been repetitive contact. Iron Palm is also very good for relieving pain in the areas mentioned above, so even if you do not practice Iron Palm this liniment is very beneficial.
This is ONLY for serious combat martial artists or Iron Palm practitioners. Available in 100ml or 200ml glass bottles.
Who are the Shaolin Monks?
The Shaolin Monastery is the most famous temple in China, renowned for its kung fu fighting Shaolin monks. With amazing feats of strength, flexibility, and pain-endurance, the Shaolin have created a worldwide reputation as the ultimate Buddhist warriors.
Chinese Kung Fu has it’s origins in the famous Shaolin Temples of China which were established around 500A.D. During the Sui Dynasty, the building blocks of Shaolin Kung Fu were established with the practice of the ’18 hands of Luohan’.
Over the next 1000 years, the Shaolin monks developed many varieties of martial arts and weapons training. These arts often took a lifetime to learn and master and were based around animal styles such as the Snake, Tiger, Crane, Dragon etc.
Through various dynasty changes in China’s history, the Shaolin Temple was burnt down, rebuilt, burnt down and rebuilt many times.
During the Qing Dynasty, the Shaolin Temple acted as a refuge for Ming loyalists and in the period 1796-1820, Qing rulers burnt the temple to the ground and the monks fled, many to the Southern region around Fujian province.
The persecution of the Shaolin Monks by a succession of rulers led to the teaching of Shaolin Martial Arts outside the temples and led to many great masters gaining these skills such as Ku Yu Cheung, one of the Five Tigers of the North.
Some of the masters joined opera troupes such as the famed Red Boats of the Pearl River, where Chinese pharmacist Leung Jan learned the art of Wing Chun and Iron Palm.
How is the liniment applied?
Use the Jow (liniment) by pouring a small amount (a capful) into your palm and rubbing it into the area you want to condition. eg hands, forearms etc. Rub in before and after your training and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing your hands or showering so it can soak into the skin.
Where are the herbs from and how is it made?
All herbs are authentic whole herbs imported from China. The herbs are placed in a glass jar with about 5 litres of 95% proof alcohol, which is needed for the extraction of the healing compounds.
What are the ingredients?
All ingredients are plant material. There are no animal products in this jow.
Ingredients include Notopterygium, Pubescent Angelica, Chinese Quince, Rhubarb, Red Peony, Acanthopanax, African Bird Pepper , Pinellia, Cattail Pollen, Kusenoff Aconite, Aconite, Arisaema, Cape Jasmine/Gardenia, Clove Bud, Camphor.
Can I drink it?
NO! Absolutely not!
This liniment is for external use only. Under no circumstances is it to be consumed, or left lying around within the reach of children.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
Any topical remedy such as this alcohol-based liniment should always be skin tested prior to application. If no allergic reaction is experienced within 1 hour, proceed with applying to the affected area.
Due to the presence of 95% proof alcohol this liniment must NOT be used :
on broken skin or open wounds.
by children (12 or under). Please keep out of reach of children.
if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Only for EXTERNAL application. Do NOT drink or consume under any circumstances.