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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    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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