Tuesday, 6 October 2015
HERBAL REMEDIES TO EASE EFFECTS OF HAZE
Remedies to ease the discomfort brought on by the haze and air polluton:
Step 1: in the morning, brew some chrysanthemum with a small slice of ginger and rock sugar for 15 minutes. Function : clear the heatiness and the irritation to the lungs.
Step 2: in the afteroon, boil barley water (use Chinese barley, those with black lines) with 2 slices of ginger, rock sugar for 40 minutes or more. Function: nourish the spleen, clear the heatiness, it's diuretic and is able to discharge harmful substances through the urine. Remember to put 1/2 slices of ginger, as chrysanthemums and barley have cooling properties, so ginger is added to protect the spleen and stomach's 'yang' (heat).
Another remedy is, boil green beans with slices of ginger and brown sugar.
Due to the severity of air pollution, cut down outdoor activities.
This is shared by TCM physician Zhong, please help us to share.