December 23, 2021
紫蘇葉 — 性溫，具發汗散寒、行氣健胃、安胎、解魚蟹毒的功效，適合外感風寒的人紓緩感冒症狀，亦適合胸悶、作悶欲吐等。惟風熱感冒、體虛多汗者不宜服用。
防風 — 性溫，有發表散風、勝濕止痛、止痙止瀉的功效，適合感冒頭痛、風疹瘙癢、風濕痹痛等症狀。陰虛火旺者不宜服用。
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Tea to prevent the flu and strengthen the body
We see a lot of people at work and in school, it is likely that we would come across those who has a cold or flu. When our immune system is weak, we are more likely to get sick.
Besides taking Vitamin C to strengthen our body, from the perspective of Chinese Medicine, we can drink tea that can replenish qi and dispel wind in the body. Purple perilla can induce sweating, dispel cold, promote qi circulation, and strengthen the stomach, whereas root of Fang Feng can eliminate wind from the body. All you need is a thermos to brew this tea remedy anytime anywhere. Drinking this can boost your ability to combat illness.
Purple perilla – warm in nature, can promote perspiration and dispel cold, promote qi circulation and strengthen the stomach, stabilize pregnancy, and alleviate toxins from fish and crab. It is suitable for those with cold wind flu symptoms, as well as those with tight chest and nausea. Not suitable for those with hot wind flu, asthenic body and excessive sweating.
Purple perilla and lime water
Effects: induce sweat to dispel cold, improve the circulation of the qi and strengthen the stomach.
Ingredients: 2 Purple perilla, 2 slices of lime
Preparation: Rinse all ingredients thoroughly, and place the Purple perilla into the thermos. Add hot water and steep for 10 minutes. Pour out and add lime. You can re-brew this tea until its flavor weakens.
Root of Fang Feng – warm in nature, can dispel wind, eliminate dampness from the body, and relieve pain, muscle spasm, and diarrhea. It is suitable for people with flu, headache, and itchy skin as well as those with hives to consume. Root of Fang Feng is not suitable for yin-deficient individuals with a heaty body constitution.
Codonopsis root and radix ophiopogonis with root of Fang Feng
Effects: Expel pathogenic factors and dispel wind. Strengthen your body and prevent diseases.
Ingredients: 9g codonopsis root, 6g radix ophiopogonis, 6g Root of Fang Feng
Preparation: Rinse all ingredients thoroughly, slice it and place into the thermos. Add in hot water and steep for 10 minutes. You can re-brew this tea until its flavor weakens.
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