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What do you eat to nourish spleen and eliminate dampness?

Accumulate dampness will cause a lot of troubles.  Many people do not take it seriously, as time passes, people have accumulated a lot of pain. Actually, in daily life, as long as pay a attention to diet, dampness is not around you. Recommend a variety of soups to help against dampness.

Stew pork lean poria and imperata cylindrica

Functions: eliminate dampness, remove fatigue, clear heat and resolve toxin.

Materials: appropriate amount of fresh poria, 80 grams of imperata cylindrica, 10 red dates, 400 grams of pork lean, 3 pieces of ginger.

Method: wash all materials. Cut poria into blocks, cut imperata cylindrical into sections and remove red date’s nutlets. Put them with ginger into the clay pot, add 2500 ml water (10 bowls) and cook with strong fire until boiling. Change into soft fire for two hours and add appropriate amount of salt.

Radix Fici simplicissimae, chicken toe and pork chine soup

Function: benefit yang, strengthen spleen, eliminate dampness and strengthen the muscles and bones.

Material: 100 grams of Radix Fici simplicissimae, 6 chicken toes, 400 grams of pork chine, 3 pieces of ginger.

Method: wash all materials.  Remove chicken toes’ nails and smash. Crack pork chine. Put them with ginger into the clay pot, add 2500 ml water (10 bowls) and cook with strong fire until boiling. Change into soft fire for two hours and add appropriate amount of salt. This amount is appropriate for 3~4 people.

Stew Chinese yam, glutinous rice wine and chicken

Functions: eliminate dampness, dispel cold, strengthen spleen and calm the mind.

Materials: 25 grams of Chinese yam, 15 grams of goji berry, 10 grams of longan pulp (pharmacy sells), 50 ml of glutinous rice wine, one chicken (about 750 grams), 3 pieces of ginger.

Method: wash all herbs and slightly soak. Clear chicken and cut to the tail. Put it with the ginger into the pot, add cold boiling 1250 ml water (5 bowls) and stew for 3 hours with cover. Add appropriate salt.



The Effect and Function of Licorice Root/Gan Cao

 The effect of licorice root/gan cao                                          甘草

Tonify spleen yiqi, clearing heat and removing toxicity, expectorant cough, pain, and the medicine. Be used in spleen and stomach weakness, languid, palpitation and shortness of breath,
Cough phlegm, rou GUI, limb twin acute pain, carbuncle swollen chuangdu, reduce drug toxicity, high.

The function of licorice root/gan cao:

1. Be used for heart qi deficiency, palpitations palpitation, pulse generation, and the spleen and stomach qi deficiency, languid, etc.The former, and cassia twig compatibility, such as cassia twig licorice soup, main licorice soup.The latter, usually used with dangshen, atractylodes, such as sijunzi decoction, the principle of pill.                      

2. Be used for ulcer ulcers, sore throats and so on.Can use, internal or external, or compatibility of the application.Ulcer ulcers, usually used with honeysuckle, forsythia, altogether plays the function of heat-clearing and detoxicating as XianFang alive.Sore throats, often Shared with platycodon grandiflorum, such as characteristics of soup.If the pesticides, food poisoning, often with mung bean or with storm water decoction.

3. Be used for asthma and cough.Can be used alone, or application compatibility of other drugs.Such as wet phlegm cough 2 Chen Shang;Cure cold phlegm cough and gasp the three f mixed Jiang Xinshang;Dry phlegm cough SangXing soup;Cure pulmonary abscess due to toxic heat salivary foul pus sputum platycodon grandiflorum soup;Your cough salivary salivary licorice of spray dry ginger soup, etc.The wind hot cough, cold, hot phlegm cough cough compatibility is often applied.

4. Be used for stomach pain, abdominal pain and gastrocnemius twin acute pain, etc., often Shared with peony, can significantly enhance the curative effect of twin acute pain, such as peony liquorice decoction.

5. Be used for adjusting high harmonic certain drugs.Such as seasoning bearing gas Shang Yongben product function and to ease the rhubarb and mirabilite in gastrointestinal tract irritation.In addition, also used in many prescription of this product to reconcile the medicine.
In addition, modern for gastric and duodenal ulcer, usually used with cuttlefish bone, corrugated board.This product is both diuretic effect, reason often with hay tip as auxiliary medicine for the treatment of thermal spray urine pain.

Western medicine pharmacology, licorice root agent have anti-inflammatory and abnormal reflect the function of the resistance, so mainly as a moderator in western medicine clinic.Relieve a cough expectorant, treatment of sore throat sore throats;Licorice and glycyrrhetinic acid has deoxycorticosterone class effect, had a good effect on chronic disease of adrenal cortex hypofunction.Licorice preparation can promote the formation and secretion of gastric mucus, prolong the life of the epithelial cells, have anti-inflammatory activity, often used for the treatment of chronic ulcer and duodenal ulcer;Licorice flavonoids anti-inflammatory, spasmolysis and acid resistant;Licorice is also one of the main raw material of Dan.

Licorice root is also widely used in food industry, refined candy, candy and gum.Licorice extract is a manufacturer of chocolate emulsifier, still can increase beer wine taste and aroma, improve dark beer consistency and colour and lustre, make some soft drinks and wine;Cigarette taste masking.In the chemical industry, printing and dyeing industry, licorice also have wide USES.