August 11, 2017

Healing Hot Toddy for Common Cold Symptoms

This healing home remedy is also a tasty drink for common cold symptoms.  This recipe treats mild or beginning symptoms such as: chills (more than fever) cough with clear or white phlegm (not yellow or green) nasal congestion a tickle in the throat (but not a sore throat!) headache bodyaches a floating pulse These symptoms […]

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June 30, 2014

Fennel Seed Wine (Xiao Hui Xiang 小茴香)

Dried Fennel SeedFennel is widely known for its all-purpose healing properties. In western medicine Fennel is prescribed for its
  • High vitamin C content
  • High flavonoid content
  • Anti-microbial properties
In traditional Asian medicine, Fennel is used to
  • Disperse cold
  • Warm the liver and kidneys
  • Relieve pain
  • Encourage movement in the liver channel or lower burner
  • Relieve any kind of lower abdominal pain due to cold.
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July 20, 2012

American Ginseng Wine (Xi Yang Shen 西洋參)

Xi Yang Shen (American ginseng) is sweet, slightly bitter and cool. It helps to strengthen Qi, nourish yin and generate fluids. Xi Yang Shen wine is ideal to help recovery from feverish illnesses or for chronic cases of qi and yin deficiency.  In addition to making a delicious aperitif, this wine can be used for all sorts of meat marinades, especially duck, chicken and pigeon.

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