February 2, 2014

Burdock Root ‘Gobo’ & Digitata Kelp with Wild Rice

Burdock Root

Benefits of Burdock Root 'Gobo'

  • High in dietary fiber and low in calories and fat
  • Contains high amounts of calcium, potassium, iron and amino acids
  • As a Chinese medicine, it has a diuretic effect and promotes bowel movements
  • Effective in detoxing the liver
  • Helps to reduce blood sugar, blood fat and blood pressure

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January 12, 2014

Kombucha Tea

Kombucha Fermentation in Process Kombucha tea is an ancient fermented drink, long used in Asia and Europe for its detoxification and healing properties, due to the fact that fermented drinks are probiotic. Made from beneficial live cultures and yeast, it is fermented with tea and sugar for around ten days. As the drink ferments, it becomes slightly sour or tangy, a colony of healthy bacteria and yeast forms. Vitamins and other antioxidants are also produced.

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August 27, 2013

Organic Chicken Soup with Herbs

Dried Red Jujubees 'Da Zao'


  • One half of an organic chicken without skin, or 6 oz organic boneless, skinless chicken (If you can find a black chicken in an Asian market, that's the best!)
  • 5 pieces of dried Asian yam 'Shan Yao'
  • 3-5 slices of Reishi Mushroom 'Ling Zhi'
  • 2 Tbs of 'Xiao Xi' Wine
  • 2 Tbs of Job's Tears 'Yi Yi Ren'
  • 4 dried Red Jujube Dates 'Da Zao'
  • 1 Tbs Southern Apricot Seeds 'Nan Xin Ren'
  • 1 Tbs Northern Apricot Seeds 'Bei Xin Ren'
  • Sea salt to taste
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February 3, 2013

Golden Milk with Turmeric (Jiāng Huāng 薑黃 )

Golden Milk Drink

The delicious drink called 'Golden Milk' can be made by adding 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon organic dried turmeric powder to a cup of warm milk on the stove (cow milk, goat milk or any one of the delicious nut milks*). Fresh Turmeric Root and Powder Fresh Turmeric Root and Powder

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February 2, 2012

Green Tea Cookies

Green Tea, Camellia sinensis, is a cold and bitter leaf that can be used for cooking in powdered form.  It's medicinal benefits include:
  • Clearing Heat & Harmonizing the stomach (digestive issues, hiccups, etc.)
  • Dispeling Dampness
  • Clears the head (headache)
  • Modern Research show an antineoplastic effect
  • Modern Research demonstrates its ability to decreases cholesterol
  • Ingredients:

    • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
    • 5 oz. unsalted butter, cut into cubes
    • 1 3/4 cups brown rice flour
    • 3 large egg yolks
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp. matcha (powdered green tea)
    • 1 cup unrefined sugar (for coating)
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    August 8, 2011

    Remove Warts with Brucea Fruit (Ya Dan Zi 苦參子) Herbal Plaster & Acupuncture

    mashed Ya Dan ZiThe slightly toxic Brucea Fruit/Seed (Ya Dan Zi 苦參子) seed can be used externally to treat a variety of warts and corns. For one application, take 5-8 seeds and carefully remove the black seed coating.  This can be done with a mortar & pestle - just be careful not to crack the seed with too much force or the inner medicine will become smashed intermingling with the black seed coat. Once you have obtained enough of only the white inner portion, mash for a few minutes to forms a paste.  If you are using particularly oily seeds, the mixture may seem slightly sticky and ready to apply to the skin.  If the paste seems a little dry, mix in a few drops of sesame oil.

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    September 17, 2010

    Tea Leaves as Medicine

    Many types of tea are made from the leaves of the camellia shrub with the botanical name of Camellia sinensis. The different types are due to the different ways of processing, fermentation and oxidation of the leaves.   Camellia teas include black tea, green tea, oolong tea, pu’er, and white tea. Overall Health Benefits of Tea Recent research shows that all forms of tea:
    • inhibit tumor growth
    • strengthen the immune system
    • help to fight heart disease
    • contain antioxidants
    • reduce cavities
    • help with digestion
    • relieve thirst
    • help slow down arthrosclerosis
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    June 14, 2010

    Goji Berries ‘Gou Qi Zi’ – Western Research & Asian Functions


    There is a lot of research currently being done on the effects of Goji berries.  Studies show that Goji berries have an overall positive effect on the functions of the body, including sleep, mood, mental clarity and energy.

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