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Some traditional Chinese herbal medicine for decompression and sleep

  1. Lily bulb: remove restlessness.

Lily bulb tastes sweet with little bitter, which is slightly cold in property. It has effects on moistening lung. When you often have melancholy and bipolar disorder, lily bulb can help you pure heart and soothe the nerves and then easily go to sleep.

Herbal medicine prescription: when stew soup, add 15-20 grams of lily bulbs. It can help remove melancholy. Fresh lily can also be fried with the fire and then add a little salt. It is very delicious with fresh sweet.

  1. Lotus seed: clear heart-fire.

Lotus seed is neutral in nature with sweet and astringent taste. All people can take. iy can resolve the problem of heart and spleen. When it is fuggy in night, people can take lotus seeds to remove irritancy and clear heat.

Herbal medicine prescription: take 15-20 grams of lotus seeds to make a sweet soup. It is very suitable to take in summer.

  1. Rose: release pressure.

Rose is cold in property. It can release uncomfortable liver due to pressure. It has effects on dispersing stagnated liver qi for relieving qi stagnation.

Herbal medicine prescription: take five or six roses to soak tea. It will have better effects when take in day with pressure.

  1. Dried longan: relieve nerve and fear.

Dried longan is warm in property with sweet taste. It can help nerve conduction and relieve uneasiness of mind and body tranquilization for insomnia, amnesia and scare.

Herbal medicine prescription: take 10-15 grams of dried longan, agaric, lotus seed or jujubes to cook a soup. Even directly eat.

  1. Wheat: relieve uneasiness of mind and body tranquilization and recover.

Wheat is cold in property with sweet taste. It contains rich vitamin B, which can recover liver, remove night sweats and calm the nerves.

Herbal medicine prescription: cook 50 grams of wheat, 5 -10 grams of licorice root and 10-15 grams of jujubes into soup. It is suitable for people with vexation, wakefulness and trance.


Prescription of traditional Chinese medicine to remove freckle and wrinkle

Traditional Chinese medicine thinks, skin is black and dry, which is caused by improper diet, blood disorders, kidney deficiency and other reasons. Take methods of nourishing yin and tonifying kidney, invigorating spleen and regulating qi and blood, which can make the face white and moist. In life, people should minimize exposure to the sun, wind, cold and so on. A reasonable diet can whiten and moisten skin. People can mostly eat lemon, apple, melon, watermelon, cabbage, melon seeds, pig and fish. According to the ancient document and modern medicine confirm that fruits and food contains rich protein are beneficial to moisten skin and maintain beauty. Common medicine has radix polygonati officinalis, semen benincasae, semen nelumbinis, carrot, radish seed, and goji berry to cook medical diet, which has very good effects.

Semen nelumbinis and longan soup

Materials: 30 grams of semen nelumbinis, 30 grams of Gorgon fruit, 50 grams of coix seed, 8 grams of arillus longan and some honey.

Method: wash above materials, decoct with 500mL water to boil with strong fire, and then switch to soft fire to decoct for 1 hour. Until cook well, slightly cool and add some honey into juice and stir.  Until the temperature cool, pour into the container, drink soup and eat semen nelumbinis.

Function: This product can tonify spleen, help transport, stimulate skin cell growth and promote metabolism. Make the rough and dark skin become white and delicate, which is called the best medicated beauty diet. It can often take.

Lily bulb and pork leg

Materials: one pork leg, 150 grams of lily bulb, 15 grams of scallion, 100 grams of ginger slice, salt, monosodium glutamate, coriander and cooking wine.

Method: clean the residual hair of pork leg. Wash and cut into small pieces. Put pot on fire. Add appropriate amount of water, pork leg pieces, scallion, ginger and cooking wine. When boil and half cooked, add lily bulb and salt. Use soft fire to stew well, add monosodium glutamate, pour out soup and add coriander.

Function: it is smooth and not greasy, which can clear heat and stop pain, nourish yin and moisten lung, calm the mind and promote urine. It also can prevent aging.

Eight treasures to maintain beauty

Materials: one white fungus,50 grams of semen nelumbinis, 50 grams of arillus longan , 20 grams of rock candy, 10 grams of honey, 10 grams of apricot kernel, 2 grams of  sweet scented osmanthus and chrysanthemum.

Method: wash white fungus, remove the pedicel and tear into small pieces. Put it with semen nelumbinis, apricot kernel and arillus longan into pot and add the amount of water to cook.  Add rock candy and cook with strong fire until boil. Switch to small fire to simmer for 1 hour, add honey and mix thoroughly.  Pour in a bowl, add sweet scented osmanthus and chrysanthemum and stir well.

Function: nourish yin, maintain beauty and keep fit. Often take can make skin smooth and delicate.



Four Properties and Five Tastes

When we speak of the four properties and the five tastes, we can differentiate degrees of intensity. herbs may be cold, slightly cold and very cold; bitter, slightly bitter and very bitter; etc. Some herbs, such as schisandra fruit(wu wei zi), possess several tastes. In any event, every herb is cataloged as having a taste and a property. These two characteristics are used to describe the complicated actions of the herb. Therefor, ephedra (ma huang) is pungent-spicy and warm and disperese wind and cold; lily bulb( bai he) is sweet and cold and promotes the production of body fluids; and astragalus root(huang qi)  is sweet and warm and replenishes qi.

Herbs that descend and sink move downward and inward, conduct qi downward, promote urination and defencation, subdue yang and clam the mind. Examples include perilla seed (su zi), red ochre ( dai zhe shi), rhubarb( da huang) and cinnabar(zhu sha).

In gerneral, the functional tendency of a herb is related to its taste, property, quality and processsing. Herbs featured as ascending and floating must be pungent-spicy or sweet in taste as well as warm or hot in properiy, while herbs characterized as descending and sinking must be bitter, sour or salty in taste as well as cool or cold in property. The well-known doctor Li shizhen once described the relationships this way:” Sour or salty herbs have no function of ascending, pungent-cpicy or sweet herbs have no function of descending, cold herbs have no function of floating and hot herbs no function of sinking.