- Been working on ways to introduce these gems into the modern recipes for the next collab with @eastentialchinesemedicine.
coming up, we were inspired by the colour red, and edible #flowers
and herbs to nourish the heart and calm the mind.
(Clockwise) Dried #tangerine
peel: helps to regulate the stomach’s “Qi” (energy), prevents stagnation and bloating. In essence, it helps to aid digestion in case you over indulge on a hot V Day date. Phew!
flowers: one of my favourite floral teas. Unlike Jasmine #tea
, it’s much lighter and has a subtle taste on the palate. It also helps to disperse wind, has a cooling effect, calms the liver and clears red eyes. Post V Day hangover cure, anyone?
: great to eat as a snack, as a fruit tea or to cook with. Dried longans have an almost caramel-like flavour not dissimilar to dried figs. With its warming properties, it’s often used to nourish the heart and calm the spirit. Om 🙏🏽
berries: these berries have slowly made their way in to the #superfood
hall of fame and if you haven’t already tried them in your cereal or cooking, you’re missing out! It’s the yin to many yang ingredients because of its neutralising qualities to help nourish and tonify the liver and kidney, and it helps to put that sparkle back in to tired eyes (especially when mixed with dried chrysanthemum flowers). Say goodbye to your eye drops!
Dried rose buds: not just pretty and romantic, #rose
buds promotes the movement of “Qi” and relieves stagnated energy that can cause stress. Used in the right proportions in teas or cooking, it will help to sooth the liver and chillax you, instead of reminding you of your Grandma or Great Aunt’s perfume collection.
These are all readily available at any good #Asian
grocer so don’t be afraid to have a go at cooking with them when we share our recipes next week. Head to @eastentialchinesemedicine
if you’d like more information about the benefits on Chinese #herbs
, Traditional Chinese Medicine or acupuncture. Watch this space!
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