May 23, 2018
【星期四食材－洋甘菊 vs 薰衣草】這些花在中醫理論也有功效！
A lot of flowers used in Western world are actually used in Chinese medicine with similar healing intention. Chamomile’s Chinese name means strength during suffering, which means it has multiple healing effects. It can calm emotions, relieve infections and pain. In Egypt it is called moon herb for it’s ability to treat heat symptoms. Another mind calming flower is lavender, it’s pleasant fragrance helps to relax the mind, fight depression, relieve pain and infection.
Chamomile- cold in nature, mainly used to calm the mind. It can also dispel wind and relieve pain and flu symptoms due to hot wind.
Lavender- cool in nature, can clear heat and detoxify, dispel wind and relieve itch. It is mainly used for hot wind related headaches, canker sores, swollen throat, as well as skin issues such as hives.