Herbal tea, refers to the using of tea with appropriate Chinese herbs or certain foods (sometimes do not use tea, but use Chinese herbs only to make tea) to maintain health and prevent diseases.
How to prepare
Take a proper amount of herbs (mostly flowers or herbs containing volatile ingredients) in a cup, pour in boiling water, cover it with a lid, and simmer for 15-30 minutes.
Some herbal teas have too many ingredients to be brewed in the tea cup. Or some herbs need to be decocted for a certain period of time before the effective ingredients can be extracted. Most herbal teas for chronic diseases need to be decocted. (Put all ingredients in a pot; Add water and Boil for twice, about 10 minutes each time, combine the concoction, and drink it frequently instead of the water.
Some herbal tea ingredients are powder which can be taken with tea or boiled water.
Ginger 3 pcs, some (brown) sugar.
Brewing in boiling water or slightly decocting in water. 1-2 doses a day, drinking it warm.
Function: warming and harmonizing the Stomach.
Indication: external Wind-Cold, or stomach pain caused by cold.
JuHong (dried tangerine peel) tea
JuHong (dried tangerine peel) 3-6g, green tea leaves 4.5g.
Brewing in boiling water, then steaming for 20 minutes. 1 dose a day, drinking few times a day.
Function: regulate Qi, eliminate Phlegm, moisturize the Lung and relieve coughing.
Indication: coughing with lots sputum, and difficult sputum expectoration.
Rose buds, Bitter Orange buds, Jasmine, ChuanXiong (Ligusticum striatum), lotus leaves, 3-5g each.
Brewing in boiling water for 10 minutes, and taking it as tea.
Function: regulate Qi, expel Dampness, and help to lose weight.
Indication: simple obesity.
DangShen (Codonopsis pilosula) and Chinese Date Tea
DangShen (Codonopsis pilosula) 15g, Chinese Dates 30g.
Decocting, and taking as tea.
Function: nourish Qi & Blood.
Indication: tiredness, weakness, spiritual lassitude, lustreless complexion, dizziness, etc.