Spring

Natural and herbal remedy recipes for promoting health in spring


Spring Recipes

 

Spring is the season of new growth, the season of wood and the season of liver. It is the season of wind and rain and very unstable weather. It marks the beginning of a new growing season including bacteria and viruses. People can easily catch cold/flu and infectious diseases in spring. Wind-injuries can be characterized by rapid changing and moving symptoms such as stuffy and runny nose, coughs, fever, body pain, sneezing and dizziness.

Our livers are most vulnerable to wind-injury in spring. It is important to invigorate the liver by eating warming and pungent food to defend and expel wind evil. Foods that are sweet in nature such as dates, goji-berries, animal's liver and leek can benefit liver health and help to promote liver qi. Sour can nourish liver and promote blood. Salty taste can promote sour.  

Spring tonics emphasize on light and healthful foods such as spinach, celery, onion, lettuce, leaf mustard, Chinese yam, wheat, dates, peanuts, onions, cilantro, bamboo shoot and mushrooms. Soybean, bean sprout, egg and tofu are rich in protein and can promote liver health and healthy growth of tendons.

Chrysanthemum flower

It is very effective in lowering liver heat and calming the liver. It can be used as tea or cook with other ingredients to make soup or entree dishes.

Dandelion

Dandelion is everywhere in spring. It is bitter and sweet in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to liver and stomach channels.

Pick dandelion leaves from your garden or from a wild field where there is no chemical pollution to make a detoxification tea for yourself and your family in spring. It is diuretic, clears damp-heat and toxic material, and benefits liver health. You can repeat this once again in late summer when you see them boom again. It is the most inexpensive and effect detoxification tea that you can give to your body.


All Spring Recipes:

Chrysanthemum, Hawthorn and Senna Tea (1001)

Prevent heart disease and stroke

Garlic Amaranth (1002)

Detoxify, promote digestion and clean intestines

Stir fry Chicken with Goji-berries (1003)

Benefit liver and eyes

Hemlock Parsley & Pig Knuckle (1004)

Promote blood, treat blood deficiency

Pork Liver and Chrysanthemum Soup (1005)

Tonic for liver and clear heat, promote blood and benefit yin

White Peony & Fish Soup (1006)

Soften liver tissue, relieve pain, and improve liver functions

Sour Plum, Prune and Duck Soup (1007)

Promote better digestion and improve appetite

Chinese Cornbind and Egg (1008)

Promote blood and energy

Herbal Beef Tenderloin (1009)

Promote digestion and benefit spleen

Chinese Yam, Goji-berries & Pigeon Soup (1010)

Benefit liver and eyes

Coin Grass and Duck Liver Soup (1011)

Clear liver and gallbladder, remove toxic material

Amaranth Mung Bean Pork Soup (1012)

Clear internal heat, detoxify and anti-inflammatory