Monday, 24 April 2006

Ginseng Honey Tea

Had being feeling very tired and restless during these past few weeks, so decided to double-boiled this American Ginseng Honey Tea. It is very simple and only required a few ingredients. This drink can calm spirits and nerve as well as cure insomnia.

American Ginseng(花旗参): It is sweet in taste, with a hint of bitterness and cool in nature. It nourishes the Yin energy in the lungs, clears Asthenic Fire, benefit the Stomach and promotes secretion of body fluid. It mainly treats Dryness of Lungs and Stomach and dire thirst and Qi, therefore strengthens the internal organs.


Dried Longan(桂圆肉): Tastes sweet and of neutral nature. It nourishes the heart and the spleen, benefits bloods and calms the spirit. It works well for treating tensions, palpitation, insomnia and forgetfulness.

Ingredients: (server 1)
10-12 Slices Of American Ginseng(花旗参)
8 Dried Longan (桂圆肉)
½ Tablespoon Honey(蜂蜜)
300ml Boiling Water

Methods:
1. Soak the American Ginseng and Dried Longan in hot water for 1-2 minutes then drain.
2. Put all the ingredients except honey in a small double-boiler pot in a slow-cooker and double-boiled for about 2 hours on low heat.
3. Add in honey then continue to double-boiled for another 15 minutes and serve warm before bedtime.

Notes: When taking this drink it is best that you don't eat any dish or soup that contain raddish or beans for 1 - 2 days, because chinese belived that raddish will drain and absord all the good source from the Ginseng.Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

  1. This is what i'm looking for. I'll try this drink tmr.
    Thx for posting here...

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  2. Hi, thanks for sharing. Is the Ginseng wild or cultivated? I understand from the medical hall that there is 2 types. Which should I get? Thanks

    Evon

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    1. Hi Evon,

      Indeed there are a few grade of Ginseng available in the medical hall, so it all depend on your budget and what you want to use it for. Normally i would just get the middle grade for double-boiled and the cheapest 1 for brewing tea for normal days consuming. HTH

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    2. Hi Ellana,

      Thanks for the info. I have tried a few of your recipes and it turned out very good. Thanks for sharing

      Evon

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