October 9, 2018
Add salt to stewed orange to relieve heat-related cough
People always say you can’t eat orange when you are coughing, but others say you can add salt onto stewed orange to relieve cough, is it true?
CheckCheckCin: Orange is cool in nature with a sweet and sour flavour. It can calm the stomach, relieve phlegm and moisten the lungs. But as it is cool in nature, those with wind-cold flu, or cold coughs should avoid. So there is some truth to the idea that you should not have oranges when coughing.
The cooking processing of stewing does change the nature of the ingredient and the sour flavour of orange decrease after stewing. Some people will add salt to it to stew as salt can clear heat and relieve infection. This idea that salted stew orange can relieve cough is targeted at hot cough (hot-wind related coughing), and usually accompanied by dry and sore throat, yellowish phlegm, yellowish mucus, thirst and headache. Stewed oranges can more effective relieve newer cough but those with a cold cough may get worse if they eat it. Coughing can be separated into different groups and coupled with differences in phlegm can result in different treatment plans. It is important to seek professional medical opinion to seek the right treatment.
Ingredients: 1 orange, a bit of salt
Preparation: cut orange in half and make a few cuts on the orange meat then sprinkle on salt. Put the two halves together into a bowl and stew in a wok with water underneath for 15 minutes. Use a spoon to scoop out meat and pith for consumption.