Cooling & Detoxification Tea (1104)

Clear heat and toxic material


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Cooling & Detoxification Tea

SYMPTOMS:

Heat related symptoms.

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

Clear heat and toxic material, expel dampness, ease swelling and inflammation, eliminate phlegm and disperse stagnation, benefit lungs, liver, spleen and stomach.

INGREDIENTS:  (3 to 4 servings)

  • Japanese honeysuckle (jin yin hua) 金銀花- 15gm,
  • Chrysanthemum flower (ju hua) 菊花 - 30gm,
  • Self-heal (xia ku cao) 夏枯草 - 20gm,
  • Brown sugar.

1.   Rinse herbs, put all in 2 liters of boiling water and quick boil for 10 minutes.

2.   Strain and serve as tea hot or cold.

3.   Cook the herbs one more time with a bit less water.

USAGE:

Suitable for the whole family for once or twice a month.

NOTE:

Japanese honeysuckle (jin yin hua)金銀花 -

Nature: Cold, sweet, attributive to lungs, heart, spleen and stomach.

Therapeutic effects: Purify blood for infections and toxic material; expel wind and clear internal heat with fever and swollen sore throat; antipyretic; treat skin eruption and infection.

Chrysanthemum flower (ju hua) 菊花-

Nature: Cool and slightly cold; sweet and bitter; attributive to lungs and liver.

Therapeutic effects: Antipyretic; refrigerant; lower blood pressure; improve vision due to kidney and liver dysfunction; clear internal heat; eases swelling and inflammation; nourish blood. Also effective for vertigo, headache with fever and for eye aches or itchiness.

Self-heal (xia ku cao) 夏枯草 -

Nature: Cold; pungent and bitter, attributive to liver and gall bladder

Therapeutic effects: Clear away liver-fire and calm the liver-yang with symptoms such as conjunctivitis, photophobia, headache, dizziness, irritability and bad temper. Eliminate phlegm and disperse stagnation. Used for hyper-thyroidism, gout, high blood pressure, carcinoma of the lung, tuberculosis and hepatitis.



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