Lotus Leaf and Winter Melon Tea/Soup (1407)

Prevent and treat summer heat syndrome


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Lotus Leaf and Winter Melon Tea/Soup

SYMPTOMS:

Lack of energy, lack of appetite, skin rashes and uneasiness.

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

Prevent and treat summer heat syndrome with one or more of the above symptoms.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Fresh/Dried Lotus Leaf 蓮葉 – two
  • Winter melon with skin 冬瓜 – 400 gm
  • Browned flat bean (bian dou) 扁豆 – 20 gm
  • Little red bean / Semen Phaseoli (chi xiao dou) 赤小豆 – 40 gm

1.   Soak beans ahead of time for a few hours if possible and rinse clean.

2.   Cut melon into pieces and rinse lotus leaves.

3.   Put all ingredients in a pot with about 12 cups of water and bring to boil.  Lower heat to medium and cook for one hour.

4.   Strain and serve as tea warm or cold (keep refrigerated).  Add brown sugar if desire.

USAGE:

Suitable for the whole family.



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