February 25, 2020
Nourish qi and blood to relieve fatigue and headache
Do you have long working hours, stressful life? Are you excessive thinking and a perfectionist? Your body and mind are tired enough to start and a nagging headache can be quite irritating. The more tired you are, the more severe the headache can be. If the headache occurs from time to time and accompanied with dizziness, fatigue, lethargic, pale complexion, cold limbs, dry skin, and teeth marks on the tongue, it is likely related to asthenic qi and blood. Insufficient qi and blood can lead to poor circulation of qi and blood to all the organs. There is also lack of fluids and nutrients. The lack of qi and blood towards the head leads to headaches. Asthenic qi and blood are common amongst white collar workers, those who overly exercise, those recovering from chronic illness, post delivery mothers and those who are recovering from surgery. They should nourish qi and blood, and appropriately consume ingredients that can nourish qi and blood such as codonopsis root, astragalus root, Chinese red date, red bean, longan and so on. Rest more and get enough sleep can nourish yin blood, and avoid heavy work and high intensity exercise, as excessive exercise and sweating can hurt blood.
Longan tea with astragalus root and codonopsis root
Effects: nourishes qi and blood, relieves headache, dizziness, pale complexion due to asthenic qi and blood
Ingredients: 9g astragalus root, 9g astragalus root, 12g longan
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Combine all ingredients with 800ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Pour all contents into a thermos and tea can re-brewed until flavor weakens.
Note: not suitable for those with heat-related symptoms and those recovering from a cold/flu