September 04, 2013
Feeling hot and irritable in the heat? Me too! Here’s a refreshing, super fast and easy to make, cooling, calming, hydrating, and non alcoholic beverage to cool you down today.
Blend the watermelon, mint and ice in a blender until smooth.
Divide mixture into 2 cups. Top off each cup with sparkling water.
Enjoy this yummy and medicinal drink as needed.
Watermelon is very cleansing and you can eat or drink it to help detoxify the body. It is also high in high in vitamin C, lycopene, and beta carotene.
In Chinese medicine watermelon is known to clear summer heat and generate fluids. It helps relieve symptoms such as thirst, dryness, restlessness, irritability, and scanty urination.
Mint is also cool and refreshing. It is pungent and aromatic and used in Chinese medicine to clear wind-heat and smooth the qi. It can help with symptoms from the heat such as headache, fever, rashes, sore throat, and emotional distress.
March 23, 2020
December 21, 2019
With a vast drop in temperature, darker skies and rainy days, winter is the most yin of all the seasons. It is associated with the kidney and bladder organs, the color black, the element water, the emotion fear, and salty and bitter flavors.
December 06, 2019
Goji berries are one of the most well known Chinese herbs in the US. Used for over 2000 years in China, they were first mentioned in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the oldest known book on Chinese herbs in 200 BC. They are prized for their ability to tonify blood and yin without causing stagnation. Consumed daily in China as a food and herbal medicine, goji berries are revered for their anti-aging properties. They are used in many beauty tonics.