Nourishing with Ginseng in Autumn
After the scorching summer, the atmosphere of autumn is finally ushered in. However, our body is prone to various small problems, such as what we often call “autumn fatigue”, mental fatigue, drowsiness, and constant yawning; in addition, due to the dry weather in autumn, many people will have dry skin and mouth. dry tongue etc.
American ginseng is a traditional tonic medicinal material in ㄐTraditional Chinese Medicine. It has always been regarded as a nourishing but not irritating medicine. It produces body fluid, moistens dryness, clears heat, and resolves phlegm. It is a good medicinal material for tonic in autumn. So, what are the specific benefits of drinking American ginseng Tea? What are the taboos we need to pay attention to when drinking it?
The Efficacy of American Ginseng
The root of American Ginseng is used as medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that it is cold in nature, sweet in taste, slightly bitter, and has the effects of nourishing qi and nourishing yin, clearing fire and promoting fluid. Treatment of symptoms of dry throat and other diseases.
The efficacy of American ginseng is recorded in “Materia Medica Zaixin”: cure lung fire, cough with excessive phlegm, qi deficiency and asthma, blood loss, overwork injury, and benefit for all kinds of deficiency.
The Benefits of Drinking Ginseng Tea
Anti-fatigue: Pharmacological studies have shown that the saponins in American ginseng have the effect of enhancing the function of the central nervous system, therefore, it has a promoting effect in eliminating fatigue and enhancing memory.
Protect blood vessels: Studies have shown that American ginseng saponins can expand blood vessels and promote blood circulation, so it has certain benefits in lowering blood pressure and preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis.
Enhance immunity: As a nourishing medicinal material, American ginseng can promote the synthesis of nutrients such as serum protein and bone marrow protein, which is beneficial in improving the immunity of the body.
Clearing Deficiency Fire: American ginseng is a kind of Chinese herbal medicine with cold and cool nature. In addition, it has the effect of nourishing yin and invigorating qi. It is clinically effective for dry throat, thirst and less fluid, or deficiency and heat fatigue. improvement.
Anti-aging: The polysaccharides contained in American ginseng have antioxidant effects, which can help to remove oxidative free radicals in the body, thereby delaying aging.
4 key points to watch out
1、寒性体质慎用 Usage Caution with Cold Body Constitution
Since American ginseng is a Chinese medicinal material with cold nature, for people with deficient cold, American ginseng should be used with caution, so as not to aggravate the cold constitution and prone to diarrhea or vomiting and other adverse symptoms.
2、泄气食物不吃 Do not Eat Food That Deficiency Qi Energy.
During the period of taking American ginseng, certain foods that have a effect of deficiency qi, should be contraindicated, so as to ensure the nourishing effect of American ginseng. Common foods are radish, water spinach, etc.
3、浓茶咖啡不饮 Do Not Drink Tea and Coffee
Strong tea contains tannic acid. Drinking strong tea while taking American ginseng can easily destroy the active ingredients. The same is true for coffee, so you can drink tea and coffee after 3 days of taking American ginseng.
Cooking with American Ginseng
American Ginseng Lean Pork Porridge
Ingredients: Tak Shing Hong American Ginseng 5g, Lean Meat 100g, Japonica Rice 100g
Steps: Wash the japonica rice and put it in a pot, add an appropriate amount of water, simmer over high heat for 5 minutes, add lean meat and American ginseng, and after boiling, lower the fire and cook into porridge.
Efficacy: Nourishing qi and nourishing yin energy.
Always consult a physician before you start using any dietary or herbal supplements.
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