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Chai

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Vegetarian

CHAI TEA makes 2 quarts Ingredients: 2 qts water 2 cinnamon sticks ¼ c green cardamom pods 1 heaping tsp black peppercorns ½ heaping tsp whole cloves Several slices of fresh ginger 1-2 black teabags (I like Darjeeling or Earl Gray) Honey Goat’s Milk nutmeg 1) Combine all ingredients except for the tea bags; bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 45 min.  Add the tea bags and continue to simmer for another 10-15 min.  Strain into a container to store. 2) To serve, reheat a desired amount […]

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Ginger-Scallion-Mushroom Tea

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Gluten-free, Lung Phlegm Cold, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Ginger-Scallion-Mushroom Tea Here is a variation as many people don’t know what chinese dates are or where to get them….just use mushrooms instead….almost any kind will work to boost immune system (LU/KD) 6 slices ginger 3 stalks scallions 5 pieces of sliced button or shitake mushroom Cook ginger slices, chopped scallion and sliced mushroom pieces in 3 1/2 cups of water for about 5 minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup each time, 3x a day.  Eat the ingredients if possible but not necessary Serves: 3 Mitchell Harris L.Ac, MSTOM said: […]

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Lian zi Bai he Lian ao Tong shui

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Shen Calming, Vegan, Vegetarian

Lian zi Bai he Lian ao Tong shui Ingredients: Bai he: 30g Lian zi: 30g Lian ao: 50g Brown sugar: 20g water How to cook: 1.Wash all ingredients( don’t wash brown sugar) 2. Slice lian ao 3. boil water 4. add Lian zi and bai he 30 mins in 2 5. add Lian ao  and cook another 30 mins and add brown sugar at the very end ( this is lazy way to cook TONG SHUI) coz lots people will cook brown sugar and water separate instead add at the […]

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Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice

Categories: Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Heat, Raw, Stomach Fire, Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice for after a tough day in the garden, or as an anecdote to too much Mexican and Margaritas. To make a pitcher : 5 large stalks of Celery (cleaned, but don’t need to be trimmed) 4 Starfruit (Carambola) 3 cups of Grapes (cleaned with skins and seeds) 1 Lime (If possible, use mature, dark green limes that are kept at room temperature and rolled around on a hard surface before juicing. This will give you the most amount of juice and the best quality.) And a few […]

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Barley tea

Categories: Beverages, Japanese, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mugicha (Barley Tea) Made of whole grains of roasted barley, mugicha is drunk cold in the summer and after strenuous workouts. Add ½ – 1 cup mugicha to 8 ¾ cups of boiling water. Bring back to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain discarding the barley, transfer the mugicha to a pitcher and chill. Mugicha is also available in teabags. TCM ANALYSIS Barley and Barley Tea: sweet sl. salty cool SP ST UB Actions: strengthens SP and ST; supplements qi; leaches damp and promotes urination. Indications: bloating, […]

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Road Rage Release Tea

Categories: Beverages, Dryness, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Yang Rising

Road Rage Release Tea sang ye (Mulberry Leaf) 15g ju hua (Chrysanthemum Flower) 15g jue ming zi (Cassia Seed) 15g ku ding (Broadleaf Holly Leaf) 15g bo he (Peppermint Leaf) 15g Can be combined together as a group using 5g portions or mix and match to taste. Steep in teapot for 20 minutes. Transfer to thermos. You are ready to drive in Chicago. Indications: Red eyes, vertigo, dizziness, vexation, irritability, HBP. ju hua – acrid, sweet, bitter, slightly cold. Affects liver, lung. Disperses wind and clears heat; Benefits and soothes […]

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Cuaker

Categories: Beverages, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Vegetarian

In South America there is a drink called Cuaker. 1 cup oatmeal 3 cups water 2 apples peeled and cut in chunks ¼ cup maple syrup Pinch of stevia ½ teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of salt for taste Cook everything together for 30 minutes.  Blend and add more water if needed.  It should be a very thin congee consistency after blended. Serve warm. The stevia is not traditionally added as far as I know but it helps to replace extra sweetener. Also, maple syrup is substituted for sugar […]

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Meditative Mint, Ginger and Tangerine Tisane

Categories: Beverages, Stomach Food Retention

Meditative Mint, Ginger and Tangerine Tisane 1 to 2 servings 1-2 cups water 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped coarsely or 1 mint tea bag 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, minced 1 teaspoon dried or fresh tangerine or orange peel Honey (optional) Boil water in a small pot. Place mint, ginger and tangerine peel in the hot water, then lower the heat and simmer, covered for about 3 minutes. Turn off heat and let the brew steep for another 3 minutes. Remove the herbs by pouring the mixture through a strainer. […]

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CAN COFFEE AND TEA HELP PREVENT KIDNEY STONES?

Categories: Articles, Beverages, Food Education, Kidney Stones, Research Studies

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http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=30199   CAN COFFEE AND TEA HELP PREVENT KIDNEY STONES? Kidney stones are common, painful and expensive to treat. It is estimated that about three people in every 100 in the UK will suffer from them. And Koo Stark, former girlfriend of Prince Andrew and herself a sufferer, recently revealed in ‘Hello’ magazine that the condition will prevent her having the home birth she would have preferred for the baby she is carrying. But according to a new report drinking plenty of coffee, tea, beer or wine could reduce the […]

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Over Drinking Milk Can Lead to Calcium Being Pulled From the Bones

Categories: Articles, Beverages, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Nutritional Information, Osteoporosis, Western Medicine

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