Traditional Chinese Medicine ways for health care in Spring
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According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), human bodies function differently with season changing. That means we'd better change our drinking, eating and living style for spring.

Spring is the season of growing, which Chinese medicine says is the liver season. It's a good time to take care of the liver. Spring is also the best time to adjust the whole body, which helps us healthier. Let's start our spring life. Click to learn Chinese herb Rhizoma Dryopteris Crassirhizomae (Guanzhong).

The following three recipes are often used to help us from catching cold.

Soup with lily, lotus seed and white fungus
Ingredients: six dried lotus seed (Lianzi) (4 grams), white fungus (Yin'er) (4 grams), Chinese dates (Dazao) (4 grams), dried lily (Baihe) (4 grams), sugar (20 grams) and water (200cc)
Washing all the materials, and putting dried lily, Chinese dates and white fungus into water until they become soft. Boil lotus seeds to half-done, change the water, then add dried lily and Chinese dates. When the above three become boiled, add white fungus and sugar.
Experts say the soup does good to our stomach and liver. In some family, it has been the dessert.

Tea of ginseng (Rensheng), Gouqi and Wuweizi
Ingredients: Ginseng-(Renshen).shtml" target='_blank' title="Radix Ginseng (Renshen)">Radix Ginseng (Renshen), 20 grams, Fructus Lycii (Gouqizi), 20 grams, and Fructus Schisandrae (Wuweizi), 10 grams.
Boil all ingredients for 20 minutes.
Experts say the tea helps refresh us.

Tea for spring
Ingredients: Radix Astragali (Huangqi), 50 grams, Fructus Lycii (Gouqizi), 50 grams, Flos Chrysanthemi (Juhua), 50 grams, Chinese dates (30 grams) and water (1 liter)
Boil all the ingredients, add some sugar before drinking if you don't like the taste.
Experts say, this tea help preventing us from cold. But people with acute inflammation or high blood pressure cannot drink it.

TCM doctor suggest us don't eat too much sour food but more sweet things.
* Chinese date, it has much Vitamin P.
* Rice crust, it helps boosting appetite and digesting as well.
* Chinese Yam (Shanyao), it makes us stronger. Chinese people nickname it to "small ginseng," which shows Chinese Yam benefits us.

Spring may be the best time for exercise. As TCM doctor says, spring exercise should focus on feet and legs. We'd better arrange our exercise time not too early. Outdoor exercises in the sunshine will be beneficial.
Besides, don't stay up too late. Sleeping before 11 p.m. does us good.

Having some plants at our house is very important. Green plants help absorb the dusts in the air and help purify the air. Green color does good to eyes as well. Asphodel is among the choices. It decorates the room and at the same time, absorbs toxic chemicals. Bonsai is a beautiful decoration for our balcony. Some scrambling plants like morning glory and cypress vine are among those most selected.

Article source: chinadaily

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