April 10, 2020
Regulate qi to relieve stress
Spring is a good time to have a walk under the sunlight to increase yang qi. However, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a lot of people are staying indoors. Their daily routines have changed and it is stressful. Staying at home for a long time is more likely to cause friction with family members and cause issues such as headache, stomach pain, chest tightness, irritability, dry mouth, dry eyes, difficulty passing stool, insomnia. Your body may be affected by liver depression and qi stagnation. At this time, it is necessary to disperse stagnated liver and regulate qi. Eat more ingredients that can disperse stagnated liver, regulate qi and calm the mind such as lotus root, luffa, white radish, monkeyhead mushroom, lotus seed, lily bulb, fox nuts. You can also drink floral tea such as rose and jasmine to relieve your depressed mood.
Tips for soup to disperse stagnated liver and regulate qi:
Appropriately add in ingredients such as fingered citron, hairy fig root, lotus seed, lily bulb, dried citrus peel.
Millet soup with radish and carrot
Effects: disperses stagnated liver and regulates qi, relieves symptoms such as abdominal bloating, chest tightness and insomnia due to stress
Ingredients: 1 green radish, 1 white radish, 1 carrot, 2 monkeyhead mushrooms, ¼ cup of millet, 30g purple haricot, 1 dried citrus peel , 2 candied dates
1. Rinse all ingredients. Peel green radish, white radish, carrot and cut into pieces. Soak monkeyhead mushrooms for 30 minutes.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2000ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add salt to taste.
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