Recipes for Common Health Complaints
Below are some Recipes for common health complaints. I would like to thank Henry C. Lu for them, among other Chinese physicians.
- Common Cold –
1)Cook noodles and add 25 g fresh onion white heads, 25 fresh ginger; mix thoroughly. After eating wrap up in blankets to enduce sweating.
2)Slice 30g old or fresh ginger and boil in 300 ml water until the water is reduced to 100 ml;add some brown sugar and boil again until the sugar dissolves. After eating stay in bed to perspire.
3)Boil 10g peppermint and 1-g crushed green onion white heads in water to make tea to relieve headache due to common cold
4)Crush 100g fresh finger and squeeze out the juice; mix the juice with rice wine and warm in a small pan. Drink the beverage to induce sweating.
5)Fry a few garlic cloves and grind into powder; mix 2 tsp of the garlic powder with a little sugar and eat it to relieve cough due to common cold.
6)other beneficial foods to common cold are orange peel, peppermint, green onion bulb and radish.
- Flu –
1)Slice 250g fresh radish and soak it in a fair amount of vinegar for a few hours. Eat as a salad
2)Put a few slices green onion white heads or garlic in a respiratory mask; inhale for prevention of and recovery from influenza.
3)Grate 150g fresh radish and mix it with honey in a jar. Seal the jar for 1 week. Eat a small cupful each time, 3 times a day.
- Stomachache –
1)mix 10-15g licorice and dried ginger mixed together (when there is no thirst and fever)
2)warm 3/4 fresh milki with 1 tsp fresh ginger juice and a little sugar; drink the whole thing (also good for vomiting, belching and diff. when swallowing)
3)Dissolve 4g ground cinnamon in a cup of warm water; cover it for 15 min, drink as a tea
- Abdominal Pain –
1)Boil a few garlic cloves in water with black sugar over low heat. Drink a cupful each time, 3 times a day after meals.
2)Chew a few dried sour plums slowly like chewing gum
3)consume a large quantity of cooked chives
- Sunstroke –
1)Wash and peel a radish; grate it to squeeze out the juice. Drink it with cold water.
2)Slice a bitter melon in small pieces; cook in water as soup or as an ingredient in a recipe.
3)Boil 50g hyacinth beans in 500ml water until reduced to 300ml; add salt as seasoning. Drink half the cooled juice each time, twice a day and eat the beans
- Menstrual cramps –
1)Boil 30g dried ginger in water along with 30g brown sugar and 30g seeded red dates. Good for pain of a cold nature (when heat helps the pain)
2)Prepare 24g fresh ginger, 30g red dates and 9g red pepper. Cut the ginger and pepper, then boil the 3 ingredients in 3 glasses water until water is reduced by half. Drink it hot to relieve cold menstrual pain.
3)Boil 5g cinnamon twigs, 15g hawthorn fruits in 3 glasses water until reduced by half. Add 30g brown sugar and continue to boil for a few seconds. Drink it hot to relieve menstrual pain due to coldness, and in a fixed location.
- Insomnia –
1)Crush an onion and put it in a jar. Inhale the vapor through the nose while in bed. Normally you can fall asleep within 15 min.
2)Wrap 30g wheat bran in a clean cloth as a tea bag; make tea with the bran. Drink it all at once before bedtime.
3)Eat cooked egg yolk every day for a few weeks.
4)Fry 20g wheat until yellowish; add 5g licorice and 10 red dates; boil the 3 ingredients in water over low heat until water is reduced by half. Drink as soup.
- Hiccupping –
1)Fresh juicy ginger cut in slices, when hiccupping occurs have 1 slice at a time and chew it slowly, swallowing the juice. Normally 1-3 slices will stop the hiccupping.
2)Prepare 30g fresh ginger and squeeze out the juice; mix with 30ml honey. Slowly drink it all.
3)Mix 20ml rice vinegar with an equal amount of cold water. Slowly drink it all.
- Chronic Constipation –
1)Peel and chop 500g sweet potatoes as you would in normal cooking; Boil the potatoes in water, add salt or sugar as seasoning and eat before bedtime.
2)cut up 100g white radish and squeeze out the juice; mix with some honey. Eat every day.
3)mix 2 tsp honey with a glass warm water. Drink it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.
4)Cut up and crush fresh unpeeled potatoes and squeeze out the juice. Drink 2 tsp of the juice with honey on an empty stomach first thin gin the morning for 2 to 3 weeks. This remedy also applies to gastric/duodenal ulcers.
5)Eat a few very ripe bananas or dry figs on an empty stomach first thing in the morning (no hard bananas)
6)Regularly drink milk first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
7)Drink a glass of grapefruit juice first thing int he morning on an empty stomach.
8)Soak 1 glass rice in water overnight. Next day, boil 10 walnuts for 5 min min; grind them in a blender; pour the rice and soaking water into the blender and grind them again; add more water and a little sugar and continue boiling the walnuts and rice over low heat until they become sticky. Eat this dish regularly.
- Diarrhea –
1)peel 2 cloves garlic and crush them;add 2 tsp brown sugar and boil the 2 ingredients in half a glass water. Drink the hot soup each time, 2 -3 times daily.
2)Eat 1 peeled crabappe first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, then after lunch and dinner
3)Fry fresh ginger without oil until it becomes dry and burned on the outside; grind into powder. Take 8g ginger each time, 3 times a day, with warm water
4)Crush a few fresh radishes to squeeze out the juice. Drink a cup of juice each time, twice a day.
- Coughing –
1)Peel 50g fresh ginger and cut into small slices; boil the ginger slices with 100g maltose in 2 glasses water for 30 min. Drink it hot, twice a day in one day
2)Make a hole on the side of a pear or an apple; pour some honey into the hole, steam the pear or apple, then crush and eat it
- Vomiting –
1)Steam 2 tsp fresh chive juice with 1 tsp fresh ginger juice and 250 ml fresh milk. Drink it warm before meals.
2)see remedies under hiccupping.
3)Chew a few preserved plums slowly like chewing gum
4)Grate 50g fresh ginger and make tea with 100g dried orange peel and water; drink it slowly.
5)for dry vomiting, mix a tsp of honey with a small cup fresh ginger juice.
1)for persistant nosebleeds, prepare a fresh tender onion leaf and cut it open, use a cotton ball to rub the inner surface of the onion leaf until the cotton ball becomes soaked with onion fluids; squeeze the cotton ball into the bleeding nose, which should stop the bleeding.
2)Squeeze the juice out of fresh chives. Drink a small cut of juice each time, twice a day
3)External treatment: crush garlic and flatten on sole of foot.
- Bronchitis –
1)crush 500g unpeeled radish or pear and soak in 2 tsp honey for a few hours before eating it.
2)for horseness due to bronchitis, boil some licorice in water over low heat. Eat as soup
3)Older patients suffering with chronic bronchitis should be more energetic by eating fish, seafoods, and yams
- Asthma –
1)Wash and boil a pumpkin with 2 tsp honey in water until the pumpkin becomes extremely soft; use the condensed pumpkin soup to mix with 10g fresh ginger juice. Boil the new mixture for a few minutes. Drink 1 cupful each time with warm water, three times a day.
2)Boil together 200g bean curd, 60g maltose or honey and 30g fresh radish. Eat in 1 day to relieve the symptoms.
3)Boil 2g fennel seed or anise seed, 10g apricot seed, 5g dry orange peel and 8g seaweed in 3 cups water until the water is reduced to 1 cup. Drink 1 cup as tea each time, 3 times a day.
- Frequent Urination –
1)chew a few fresh chestnuts (uncooked) in the morning and in the evening to reduce frequent urination, particularly in older persons.