February 10, 2020
Clear heat first then nourish the lungs
Most of your are working hard to find a way to strengthen the body and fight against the virus due to the current outbreak of novel coronavirus. You may even want to replenish your body through food. Chinese medicine believes that those with asthenic symptoms should nourish their body, and those with excessive symptoms should focus on clearing. If you have excessive heat-related symptoms such as dry mouth, bad breath, sore throat, swollen and painful gums, canker sore, pimple, yellowish urine, yang qi in the body exceeds the normal level. You need to clear the heat and reduce internal fire first. When you choose random replenishments, you may worsen the symptoms. You should improve your body condition and restore your body to a balanced state so you can prevent diseases.
If there is heat in your body, you should avoid eating spicy, fried and oily foods, and appropriately consume cold natured ingredients such as winter melon, watermelon, bak choy, kiwi, and dragon fruit, and appropriately drink healing tea to clear heat. If you do not understand your body condition or symptoms persist, you should consult a registered Chinese medicine practitioner.
Chrysanthemum tea with honeysuckle
Effects: clears heat and detoxifies, relieves symptoms such as dry mouth, bad breath, irritability, eye discharge.
Ingredients: 6g honeysuckle, 6g Hang chrysanthemums
Preparation: Rinse all ingredients thoroughly and place into thermos, rinse with hot water once. Then add in hot water again and steep for 2-3 minutes. You can re-brew until its flavor weakens.
Note: this tea is cool in nature and is not suitable for those prone to diarrhea as well as pregnant women. Also not suitable for those with G6PD Deficiency.