October 24, 2018
Brush honey on your BBQ meat to reduce heat?
Some people say adding honey to your BBQ meat can reduce the heat and it feels more nourishing, it is true?
CheckCheckCin: Barbeque is a popular activity in the fall and honey is a must-have seasoning. Whether it is meats, fish balls, or bread, people brush on a thick layer of honey. From Chinese medicine perspective, honey can relieve dryness, but it does not reduce the amount of heat generated in the body from barbequing. Most common honey used in barbeques are mostly just syrup and not real honey. So brushing on honey is just an addition to the flavour.
Autumn is a dry season and you are exposed to dry heat pathogen sitting by the barbeque pit heating up food and body fluids get sucked dry. This is why people commonly experience sore throat, coarseness in voice, dry cough or dry stool after barbequing.
To ensure barbeque and reduce effects of pathogens, remember to move around more during barbeque and do not just sit by the pit. Try to have some homemade chrysanthemum tea with pear.
Honey water with chrysanthemum and pears
Effects: clears heat, nourishes the lungs and relieves dryness. Alleviate symptoms of dry heat such as sore throat and dry cough.
Ingredients: 15-20 hangzhou chrysanthemum, 2 pears, appropriate amounts of honey
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Core pear and cut into pieces.
2. Add 800-1000ml of water into pot and add in pears. Cook on high heat until boiling, then turn to low heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Add in chrysanthemum and cook for 15-20 minutes. Add honey to taste.