August 20, 2012

Honeysuckle Flower & Licorice Root – Cleansing Drink

In addition to being sweet, honeysuckle flower is cold in nature and is useful in treating all types of heat. It can treat 'summerheat' symptoms (thirst, headache, sweating, heat stroke, etc.). Honeysuckle works like a natural, herbal antibiotic to fight infection. This flower also can detoxify and reduce inflammation. Honeysuckle has antimicrobial effects against many pathogenic bacteria including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Pseudomonas. Honeysuckle is also antiviral and has been show to deactivate the PR8 strain of the influenza virus.

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June 21, 2011

Shopping List – Asian Markets

'Mei Gui Hua' Rose Flowers
  • Rose Flower (Mei Gui Hua)
  • Mandarin Peel (Chen Pi)
  • Buddha’s Hand (Fou Shou)
  •  Hawthorn Berries (Shan Zha)
  • Honeysuckle (Jin Yin Hua)
  • Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua)
  • Asian Yam (Shan Yao)
  • Jujube Dates (Da Zao or Hong Zao)
  • Codonopsis (Dang Shen)
  • Pu Erh Tea
  • “Shao Xing” wine (for cooking)
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