February 7, 2013

Fresh Ginger Syrup with ‘Shēng Jiāng’ 生薑

Ginger Juice complete This recipe is easy to make and lasts a long time when stored in a well-sealed container in the refrigerator.  You can use Ginger Syrup to make other drinks such as teas, medicine drinks, ginger spritzers (mixed with bubbly water) and alcoholic beverages.

Medicinal Benefits of Fresh Ginger (Shēng Jiāng 生薑):

Fresh Ginger exhibits a spicy, warm action on the Lung and Spleen/Stomach.  This means that Fresh Ginger warms up the metabolism of the lungs and digestive system and is great for cold cases with excess dampness.

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July 21, 2012

White Tremella Dessert (Bai Mu Er)

‘Bai Mu Er’ nourishes and strengthens the Lung Yin, which means it is good for dryness including dry cough and dry skin.  While at first it might seem odd to make a sweet dessert with a mushroom, but then again, why not? Ingredients: Dried ‘Bai Mu Er’ White Wood Ear Mushroom (soak and rinse) – […]

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September 21, 2011

Monk Fruit Natural Sweetener (Luo Han Guo 羅漢果)

Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo 羅漢果)  is a sweet, herbal alternative to traditional sugar that is safe for diabetes. It is 250 times sweeter than cane sugar. Monk fruit can moisten dry lungs and stop dry or heated coughing. Indications include dry cough with or without sputum.  The sputum may be scanty, blood-streaked and/or difficult to expectorate.  Other symptoms may include dry throat and tongue. Monk Fruit is also ideal to use in the summer as it cools the body & relieves thirst.  In Asia it is often used to sweeten drinks and used as a daily beverage in the summer.  In can be decocted alone with water, then the fruit is removed and the liquid can me mixed with other flavors to make various beverages.

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