March 24, 2020
5 steps to strengthen spleen and dispel dampness
Many diseases of the human body are caused by dampness. It is pointless to eat more tonic food if you have dampness inside the body. To properly dispel dampness, you should not just drink tea but you also need to pay attention to diet and living habits.
1. Eat less cold/raw food
Cold/raw, cool and cold natured, oily, salty, sweet food can increase the burden on the spleen and stomach. It will affect the fluid metabolism and dampness accumulates. You should eat a light and nutritious diet, eat more frequently and less during each meal, drink more room temperature or warm drinks.
2. Eat more ingredients that can strengthen the spleen
Appropriately consume coarse grains and ingredients that can strengthen the spleen such as rice, sweet potato, potato, hyacinth bean, coix seed, Chinese yam etc. Rice bean, soya bean, black soya bean can also strengthen the spleen and dispel dampness. You can appropriately consume according to your body condition.
3. Drink rice water daily
Rice water made from white rice, red rice and coix seed can strengthen the spleen and dispel dampness. Our rice water recipe is mild in nature and suitable for all body conditions. Drinking a cup of rice water can strengthen the spleen and stomach and dispel dampness.
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons red rice, half tablespoon of white rice, half tablespoon of coix seeds
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Combine all ingredients with 800-1000ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
*Rice water should be made fresh daily and should not be stored overnight as it may spoil easily.
*For pregnant ladies, they can omit coix seeds.
*Those with diabetes should consult a nutritionist accordingly.
4. Move your body
Being in an air-conditioned room all the time can stagnate fluids within the body. Sitting without moving for long periods of time can slow down the body fluid flow and dampness will build out. You should get up and move every now and then. Regularly exercising and sunbathing can also promote perspiration and dispel dampness.
5. Avoid external dampness
On humid days, you can use a dehumidifier to reduce the indoor humidity. You would have more dampness inside the body aften the rain, if you do not dry your body immediately after bathing, or if you do not dry your hair well before going to sleep. Remember to stay dry.
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