In China, with the development of economy and living standard, more and more Chinese people emphasize on health maintenance nowadays. People consider the Herbal Cuisine as an effective way to keep health and longevity.
Chinese Herbal Cuisine, the precious heritage of China, is an effective and magic therapy method for patient in China. As a healthy food with beautiful color,good smell and delicious taste, it is cooked under the theory of Chinese medicine and Alimentology to heal and strength the vitality against ageing. It is food but more than food.It is definitely a perfect mix of the food and medicine. That’s why it is popular among Chinese people from thousands years ago.
When having the Herbal Cuisine, we should abide by some principles.The medicine is used to heal the sickness.However the herbal cuisine is mainly for sickness prevention and the immunity improvement. They are different from each other. And do not abuse them or mix up.
Principle I Dialectic Selection for Cuisine
Chinese medicine abide by the Dialectic theory. In ancient China, people believe the “Yin and Yang” theory and pursue in the harmony of “Yin” and “Yang” from every aspect inclusive of the physical condition, living environment,location and so on. “Yin” and “Yang” are dialectical elements by Taoism in China. As to herbal cuisine, for example, the patient with blood-insuffiency would be better to eat dates and pea nuts which are considered to help to improve the blood circulation and regeneration.
Principle II Time Consistency
In the theory of Chinese medicine, human kind has a close connection with the nature. If you have the herbal cuisine or medicine in the winter, you should aviod from the cuisine with the nature of coldness.
Principle III Personal Physical Difference
Different people have differences for the selection of the herbal cuisine. The kids should aviod eating the cuisine with the nature of strong coldness or heat. The pregnant woman should aviod the cuisine which invigorates the circulation of blood.
Principle IV Regional Disparity
Different region, climate and habit make people distinguished physical conditions. If the living environment locates
in the humid region, the cuisine will be spicy and dry. If it locates in the cold region, the cuisine will be hot and oil.
Healthy Cuisine Recommendation
Hawthron CoixSeed Porridge
Raw Material: Fresh Hawthron, mung bean, Coixseed, rice
Function: Cleaning heat, invigorating the circulation of blood,dispeling dampness and
Winter Cuisine (especially for the white-collar)
Ginseng Dates Porridge
Raw material: Ginseng、Dates、Astragalus mongholicus and solomon’s seal
Function:Strenthing the immunity, supplying the “Qi” to the weak and sick body
caused by long-term tiredness,damage, high pressure and intenseness from work.