Tag Archive | porridge

Hawthorn can strengthen spleen, stimulate appetite and relieving indigestion

Hawthorn, people with weight loss and children with indigestion like it. Hawthorn contains iron, protein, fat, carbohydrates and other nutrients. Hawthorn fruit can be used in medicine. It is tepid in property with sour sweet, which enters the spleen, stomach and liver meridians. It has the function of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, strengthening stomach and stopping dysentery. It is effective for diarrhea and dysentery, lower hernia with back pain, postpartum occipital pain, lochiorrhea, children with milk and food stagnation and so on.


  1. Decoct 15 grams hawthorn slices, 10 grams of chrysanthemum, and 15 grams of cassia occidentalis with water. It can also be made of chrysanthemum and hawthorn and cassia occidentalis powder. It can relax the bowels, lower blood pressure and reduce blood lipid. It is suitable for patients with hypertension and coronary heart disease to drink.
  2. Decoct 15 grams of hawthorn and 12 grams of lotus leaf with water. It can reduce blood pressure and dilate blood vessels. It is applicable to patients with hypertension and high cholesterol to take.
  3. Abdominal pains due to postpartum blood stasis: decoct 30 grams of hawthorn with water. Take juice and remove residue. Add brown sugar and take 2 times a day.

Medical diets:

Hawthorn and coix seed porridge

Material: 30 grams of hawthorn, 30 grams of coix seed, 30 grams of glutinous rice.

Method: wash hawthorn and coix seed. Add glutinous rice to cook together. Take 1 times every day.slide_shanzha-543b99794ff1f

Functions: Hawthorn can help digestion, coix seed can eliminate dampness, and glutinous rice can nourish stomach. The three has effects on clearing away heat and dampness and nourishing stomach. It is suitable for high blood lipids and fatty liver due to endoretention of damp heat.

Honey and hawthorn porridge

Materials: 50 grams of honey, 30 grams of hawthorn, 50 grams of glutinous rice.

Method: first wash glutinous rice and hawthorn and put into boiling water to cook with glutinous rice. Add honey in porridge. Take each 1 time in the morning and evening.

Functions: honey can nourish yin and moisten intestine. Hawthorn can relax bowel. Glutinous rice can strengthen spleen and tonify qi. This porridge combines the three, which can tonifying the middle energizer and tonify qi and relax bowel.  It is suitable for senile constipation due to lung deficiency and weakness of spleen and stomach.



Red Dates

1, dates steamed, which can prevent asthma

Traditional Chinese medicine thinks, the dates have the effect on nursing back to health organs, nourishing blood, invigorating Yang and promote secretion of saliva. Eat dates can play to prevent asthma role well. Asthma patients, especially older patients should adhere to eat steamed dates (eat 5 pieces of bid dates and eat eight pieces of small dates)  to improve the spirit and enhance the body immunity.

2, Jujube’ tea, which can protect throat and benefit qi 

Red dates after frying into black to make tea can cure stomach cold and stomachache. If add the longan, it is a tea of replenishing blood and Qi

3, Jujube soup, which can relieve cough and moisten lung

Materials: tremella: 20 grams (about half a tremella), red dates: 20 grains, rock sugar: 60 grams (according to each of the tastes)

Method: put the tremella into water to soak, pluck pedicle head, tear into small pieces and then put it into the pot with red dates and rock sugar together. Add 6 bowls of water, after firing boil, switch to slow fire to cook for half an hour. Finally it can be stalled.

4 Jujube cook with eggs, which can nourish blood and keep beauty

Red dates and longan cook with brown sugar water, until date become mashed and longan become soft to hit an egg. Then continue to use small fire to warm to make egg boiled. Red dates, longan and brown sugar has the function of enriching blood,so boiled egg is very nourishing.

5,Jujube porridge, which can relax spirit and help sleep

Traditional Chinese medicine thinks, women with symptoms of restlessness and, distraction can be available to use fit amount of lily and lotus to match with red dates to nurse. If boiled with millet together, it can better play effect on relaxing of the red dates.

6,Jujube wine, which can make blood vessel unimpeded

In the process of soaking, rich nutrients of red dates more easily dissolved in the wine. Have some effect on keeping the blood vessel open. To find one that is suitable for one’s own life and the most important thing is health.

7 Jujube soaked in water, which can raise liver and clear toxin

Experiments have proved that people with bad function of liver drink red dates water every day and keep this one week can increase serum protein in the human body so as to achieve the efficacy of clearing liver toxin. The details of soaking a red date determines the level of its efficacy. Peel of red dates is not easy to digest. If the whole red date soaked, it is difficult to completely be dissolve. It would be better to break apart to brew. Also note that the fresh red dates are not suitable to soak or decoct, because it has very high vitamin C content and boiling water will seriously damage the dimension C.

9,Jujube cook with rice, which can prolong life.

Material: 10-20 grams of codonopsis pilosula, 20 grains of dates, 250 grams of rice, 50 grams of sugar.

Methods: decoct codonopsis pilosula and dates with water for half an hour, remove the dregs of codonopsis residue. Then steam glutinous rice, spread dates on rice. Fry soup of dates and codonopsis pilosula into thick juice, and then pour in the rice. Finally

American Ginseng—–Xi Yang Shen

American ginseng(xi yang shen) is a very nourishing ingredients, which has many  magical efficacy and function. Then do you know what is the effect of American ginseng and function?Do you know how to eat American ginseng?

American ginseng contains saponins kind of active ingredients, and ginseng saponins contained similar composition.

American ginseng has obvious of the central nervous inhibition, and oxygen resistance, fatigue resistance, resistance to stress.

On the cardiovascular system have anti-arrhythmic, against myocardial ischemia, increased myocardial blood flow and reduce the effect such as coronary resistance, and stop bleeding, diuresis, fall hematic fat, uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock resistance, and enhance the body’s immune function, and so on.

First, do not drink tea when taking American ginseng, because it can reduce the absorption of active ingredients of ginsengwith tannic acid in tea, can reduce the absorption of active ingredients of ginseng.

Second, after taking American ginseng, do not eat turnip, because of radish body’s qi.

Third,  it is not good of taking  for those who are insufficiency of spleen-YANG, and often has  stomach-ache or diarrhea.

Today there are some American ginseng herbal diet.

1. American ginseng porridge                          西洋参粥
American ginseng 3 grams, radix ophiopogonies 10 grams, lophatheri herba 6 grams, 30 grams of rice.First water frying the radix ophiopogonis and lophathri herba, then slag to take juice, add rice to boil, when it cooks well , adding with American ginseng.

This porridge is nourishing Yin and qi, clear heat, and the role of the stomach, to be agitated of qi and Yin deficiency, dry mouth, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc.

龙眼饮2. Ginseng longan drink
American ginseng slice of 3 grams, 30 grams of longan meat, candy 5 grams. Put the three in a bowl and steam. Add water  at right amount, cage steam for two hours, to dilute paste, dish up for drink.

This drink is nourishing Yin and blood, ziyin sedative effect, for the two virtual, glove due to insufficiency of qi and Yin palpitation, insomnia forgetful brain failure, face lips pale white, etc.


3.  Ginseng walnut soup
胡桃唐American ginseng 15 grams, walnut, 2 slices ginger.To make American ginseng as raw powder, walnut mash, 250 ml water decoction together to drink, swallow frequently before sleep.

This soup is beneficial stomach, qi anti-asthma effect, for lung and kidney empty, not of gas caused by the long out of shortness of breath, even can’t lay down.Elderly asthma syndrome of kidney Yin deficiency of lung, YouYi taking this product.