February 18, 2020
Ginger tea to dispel cold
Cold pathogen is a common cause of illnesses in winter, and there are three major characteristics of cold pathogen. Firstly, it harms yang qi easily. You have aversion to cold and wind when invaded by cold pathogen. Secondly, it causes stagnation as qi, blood and fluid circulation can slow down when in contact with cold pathogen. Pain is usually caused by stagnation such as headache and sore neck. Thirdly, it causes shrinkage. Pores will close and skin will shrink when invaded by cold pathogen, so you will get chills and goosebumps. If the cold pathogen invades the spleen and stomach, it will result in poor fluid circulation of the spleen and stomach. Vomiting and diarrhea may occur. This diarrhea condition comes more quickly, the stool is watery, the odor is not heavy, and it is accompanied by abdominal bloating and pain.
To treat the invasion of cold pathogen, you need to warm the body and dispel cold. Appropriately consume foods that can dispel cold and warm the stomach, such as ginger tea, fried rice water and so on. Avoid eating cold/raw food such as sashimi, sushi, banana, pear, honey, watermelon to not aggravate the cold-wind symptoms. At the beginning of cold-wind flu, you can make ginger tea to relieve the symptoms. As ginger is warm in nature, it has the effect of promoting perspiration, dispelling cold, warming the body and relieving vomiting. It can relieve symptoms such as aversion to cold and headache due to cold-wind flu. If symptoms persist, you should consult a Chinese medicine practitioner.
Ginger tea with brown sugar
Effects: promotes perspiration, warms the lungs and relieves cough, strengthens the spleen and warms the stomach, dispels cold and activates blood
Ingredients: 4 slices of raw gingers, 2 tablespoon brown sugar, 3g black tea leaves
Preparation: Peel and cut raw gingers into slices. Pound them with the back of a knife. Put them with black tea leaves into thermos. Steep with hot water for 10 minutes and add brown sugar to taste. You can re-brew until its flavor weakens.