Many of you suggested that it was hard to find some of the Chinese herbs from our monthly newsletter recipes in small quantities – so we’ve put together the correct mixes for some of our favourite soups and teas. These are “Bing’s Things” and are available over the counter from the clinic.
Eye Brightening Tea
For looking after your eyes, including tired and over used eyes that have been looking at a computer screen for too long.
Simply empty into a teapot, fill with hot water, and brew for 2 minutes before drinking
Ingredients: goji berries, chrysanthemum bulb, honey baked liquorice
Red Date Calming Tea
Ingredients: chinese red dates, goji berries
Optional: add red tea or herbal berry tea
Gan Mai Da Zao Tang – “Feel the Harmony in your Heart – Happy Tea”
Ingredients: fu xiao mai, gan cao, dao zao (contains wheat and honey)
Suitable for stress, anxiety, worry, moodiness and restless sleep.
Preparation involves soaking the herbs for 20 minutes and then boiling for 30 minutes.
Giu Zhi Tang – “Cinnamon Twig Decoction”
Ingredients: gui zhi, bai shao, zhi gan cao, da zao (contains honey)
Add 3 or 4 slices of fresh ginger when cooking
Suitable for alleviating the common cold, where the main symptoms are chills with body aches, slight fever, aversion to drafts, stiffness and a possible loss of appetite.
Immunity Boosting Soup
This soup is a great way to aid digestion and boost your immune system. Since digestive issues can interfere with your sleep, it can also improve sleep.
For example, you can enjoy this soup throughout winter to boost your immune system and prevent winter ailments.
You can also have this soup three times per week during a cold or flu to help speed up recovery, reduce post viral fatigue and build up your immune system again.
Ingredients: fu ling, corn silk, huang qi, lotus seeds, Chinese dates, chen pi, shitake mushrooms, chao yi yi ren