Mother's Day Recipe Guide 2023
For our dear mothers who prefer acts of service over receiving gifts, here are three easy recipes for you to prepare and serve her, requiring minimal time and skills. These are recipes that focus on the maintenance and replenishment of qi and blood -- the cornerstones of a woman's health, as well as beauty.
1. Longan Sweet Tea
Ingredients: 6 pieces of longan, 10 grams of black tea, preferred amount of brown sugar.
Preparation method: Clean up the longan and black tea separately, put them in the same pot, add appropriate amount of water, bring to a boil on high heat, add black tea and simmer for 20 minutes, filter, and enjoy.
Benefits: Replenishing qi and blood, warming the stomach. It is suitable for anemia, palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness, abdominal pain due to deficiency and cold, physical weakness and fear of cold, etc.
2. Chinese Angelica Tea
Ingredients: Chinese Angelica 10 grams, black tea 8 grams, rock sugar 10 grams.
Preparation method: wash the angelica and remove impurities, put it into a pot, add an appropriate amount of water, bring to a boil on high heat, add black tea and simmer for 30 minutes, filter out the tea, add rock sugar to dissolve, serve and enjoy.
Benefits: Nourishing blood, warming the stomach. It is suitable for dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, physical weakness and fear of cold, intestinal dryness and constipation.
3. Hawthorn and Cassia seed Tea
Ingredients: 10 grams of hawthorn, 10 grams of cassia seeds/Jue Ming Zi, preferred amount of rock sugar.
Preparation method: Wash the hawthorn and cassia seeds separately and put them in the pot, add rock sugar and simmer for 10 minutes, filter, then enjoy.
Benefits: digestion and laxative, promoting blood circulation and improving eyesight. It is suitable for intestinal dryness and constipation, or hyperlipidemia, hypertension, obesity, etc.
*These recipes are although good for your overall health, are not suitable to OVER-consume long term because of their medicinal properties - as are every type of medicine.