July 27, 2018
Summer relief healing tea for the lazy ones
People can easily sweat a lot in the summer. If you are outdoors and cannot lower your body temperature after sweating a lot, you may get a heat stroke. So be sure to bring enough water for outdoor exercises, or make a simple healing tea to dispel dampness.
A lot of chinese herb shops will have ready made herb packs for dispelling dampness. Ingredients usually include rice bean, hyacinth bean, cooked or raw coix seeds, lotus leaves, smilax, rhizoma alismatis, and kapok. You can conveniently buy a pack and add in winter melon. This is suitable for those who are outdoors a lot to relieve summer heat.
If you can’t finish it in one setting, then cool the tea down to room temperature and pour into ice cube tray and freeze. You can put it in hot water bath to warm up. It is best to consume within a week.
Ingredients: 1 dispel dampness herb pack, 600g winter melon
1. Rinse herb pack. Keep skin on winter melon and cut into pieces.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2000ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 1 hour. For those who prefer it to be sweet, add in rock sugar to taste.
Note: not suitable for those with asthenic spleen and stomach or those who are pregnant.