March 6, 2019
Peeling lips even when it is humid?
“Spring is here, humidity is high, yet my lips are still dry and chapped. Even if I keep drinking water and putting on lip balm, they won’t stay moist. What should I do?”
CheckCheckCin: “There is a saying, lips could show if you have asthenic weak spleen. According to TCM theory, the mouth is the window to our spleen, and essence in the lips. Reason that causes chapped lips are dryness, heat, and also asthenic weak spleen. People with asthenic weak spleen will show symptoms of chapped lips, dry throat and also dull skin. The spleen’s duty is to transport liquid to different parts of the body, when spleen cannot do its work, no matter how much water you drink, your lips won’t stay moist. To treat chapped lips, we suggest that you start with nourishing your spleen. Consume in moderation food that could nourish your spleen such as rice, wild yam, fox nuts, lotus seeds, potatos, yams etc. We recommend you to try the following sweet soup which helps nourish spleen and stomach. You may consume it twice a week.
Lily bulb lotus seed sweet soup
Effects: Nourishes spleen and moisten dryness, helps relieve dry skin and lips.
Ingredients: 15g lily bulb, 60g fresh lotus seeds or 20g dried lotus seeds, appropriate amounts of rock sugar
1. Rinse ingredients thoroughly.
2. Combine ingredients with water enough to cover them in a pot, and place over high heat until the water boils. Switch to low heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Add rock sugar to taste, simmer until they melt.