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Friday, March 25, 2011

Shi Shang Bo herbal Home Remedies for Nasal Syndrome





In search of more herbal remedies, and to know more about the herbs, I usually visit the herbs plant nursery. Some of the herbal gardener or owner near me, they are quite helpful in recommending some useful folk prescription herbs to me.



I have been looking for several herbs for those allergic nasal problems, nose congestion, running nose, acute and chronic Rhinitis or hay fever. Rhinitis syndrome usually has mucus is dripping out of the back of the nose, and it makes the throat irritation and causes coughing.
Actually this herb grow quite well in pot that I planted for quite some time. Perhaps many know its effect in natural remedies of this medicinal plant, this herb is an anticancer medicinal plant, also antitoxin, stop bleeding and cleanse the impurities in the blood. It helps to cool the internal heat and detoxify the body. To be possible it moistens lungs, treating liver cancer, lungs cancer (pneumonia), pharyngeal cancer, help to relieve cough and nasal problems.

This herb has a unique Chinese name for it. It is known as “Shi Shang Bo” 石上柏or Pian Bo 扁柏. Scientific name as Selaginella Doederleinii Hieron, common name Selaginella, from the family species of Selaginellaceae. It is a fern plant and looks like chicken claw.

Its nature is sweet, acrid, bitter and cold, its meridian channel to stomach, lungs and liver, and it can be used internally as alternative herbal drink to disperse dampness heat, commonly used to treat throat, nose, liver and jaundice type of illnesses. Externally used to stop bleed and wound healing purposes as known.

From what I had researched online, this medicinal plant is already widely used in China as in dried herb and in capsules form to cure various illnesses, and treating tumor and cancer. Most used in Malaysia for alleviate of nasal problem and treating nose cancer.


Function:

To clearing heat and detoxification, it’s an anticancer herb, to relieve lungs congestion and mainly with Antineoplastic action for treating Lung cancer, liver cancer, pharyngeal cancer, acute and chronic rhinitis, chronic tonsillitis or tonsil inflammation, oppressed breathing and copious phlegm, restraining hematischesis. Malignant Chorionepithelioma of the uterus, pharynx / larynx swollen and pain, lungs heat cough, pneumonia, Nasopharynx like sinusitis, pharynx and larynx is swollen and painful, lung heat cough, external disease factors, pneumonia, live heat, acute icteric hepatitis B, acute cholecystitus (in gallbladder), cirrhosis of the liver, urinary tract infection cause by damp heat.

Doses and Usage:

Use of dried whole plant or raw herbs, the usage is to use the entire herb approximately 15~30 grams, it can be added with or without red jujube or red dates. Some preferred to cook with lean meat as culinary herbal soup or herbal broth. Added with lean meat is nourishes yin and help to boost blood. Especially to anti-tumor cases, continue drinking this herb drink for 1-2 times a day, and it has had its inhibitory action.


Ingredients:
Pian Po herbal – 20 grams

Honey Rock Sugar (Shi Feng Tang)

Red Dates (Optional)







Method:
· Clean and wash the herbs in runing water
· Boil water, add in herbs and red dates (optional) to cook for at least 2 hours. (for raw herb).
· Remove herbs, add in honey rock sugar (honeycomb type)
· Serve warm.








This soup added with honey rock sugar has clearing heat, treating cough and detoxification effect, to invigorate the blood and blood stasis you can add red dates to it. It is suitable on own initiative in treating pharyngeal cancer, nasal mucus with blood, simple cooling herbs drink for headache, smooth and regulate the bowel movement.

Caution:
· When using raw herbs in decoctions, this herbs cooking period for at least 2 to 4 hours.
· Do not overdoses, suitable doses: 15 – 30 grams.
· Only to be taken for real damp-heat problem or when needed.

According to these symptoms like nasal congestion and sinusitis, chronic rhinitis in meridian system, to treat nasal problem, first is to strengthen the spleen and stomach, large intestine and lungs meridian. When stomach and spleen meridian is weakening, dysfunction of spleen meridian cause phlegm and mucus stored in lung. It affects the lung meridian. As the lung meridian and large intestine are in pair meridian. Its opening is to the nose. Coughing and nasal problem is the primary symptoms.

Spleen (Yin) and Stomach (Yang) meridian, these two meridian is in paired and correspond to the earth element, earth element is stillness, usually the nasal syndromes and asthmatic problem is due to phlegm-damp condition, phlegm damp-heat can obstructing the nasal passages, damp heat also can cause difficulty in urination and scanty urination, combining with the damp resolving food to disperse the dampness, is to eat pungent flavors, pungent foods normally are bitter, acrid and sharp in taste. Adding to your daily diet like Onion, garlic, ginger, peppermint, mustard , wasabi , pepper etc...to increase stimulation of circulation system, moving Qi, invigorating the blood and it will nourishes the lung, help in dispersing, cleanse and get rid of the dampness in the body.

What causes the dampness heat to the stomach and spleen? I notice to those who like to eat sweetening foods has more tendency to create damp-heat to the stomach. Likewise, eating too much of flour products like pasta, crackers and bread can cause stagnation and dampness to the spleen, and it will affect the transforming of fluids and food nutrients, this eventually creates more mucus and dampness to the stomach and spleen, this pathogenic factor will then lead to the formation of damp-heat, that’s how the mucus and phlegm heat is produced. And causes the nasal problem like sinusitis, irregular of menstruation cycle, and stomach bloating, other than that, irregular eating and too much of snacking also the main reason for that.

 

Alternative home remedies for nasal problem.


The simple way to relief the mucus and phlegm, sinus and reduce of cough with this home remedies, use of the raw onions slices soaking in apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. Onion is pungent food, simply taking it as raw salad regularly, as the onion and vinegar or apple cider vinegar has the anti-inflammation effect and powerful anti-bacterial properties, and help to thin the mucus and loosen the phlegm from the nasal cavities.

Ingredients:
1 onions
½ cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
* I prefer to use Honey cider vinegar.






 



Method:

1. Peel Onion and cut into thin slices
2. Add in salt to let set aside for 15 minutes.
3. After 15 minutes, add in Honey cider vinegar (1/2 cup)
4. If use white vinegar, add ½ tsp of sugar to add taste. (Optional)



5. Let it marinade for 15 minutes.
6. Remove Onion slices form the marinade honey cider. Serve it as salad.









7. The remaining used Honey cider. Keep in refrigerator. Or take approximate 2 tbsp. of it and mixed with warm water, drink it.
* This helps to relieve of thick phlegm or mucus. For severe hay fever case, to ward off you can add a little bit of ginger juice to it.






* Try to take it regularly and this home remedy is really effective.
* Simple home remedies for improving the respiratory function.






Saturday, March 12, 2011

Be Beauty? B-Beauty Tea for beauty & weight loss

To help in stimulating the body metabolism for losing weight, get rid of extra pounds, to beautifying the skin, many people drinking detox herbal tea with green tea, green tea adds to its benefit can aids in weight loss, green tea content healthy polyphenol catechins help to increase and raise thermogenesis. With the combination of some Chinese herbs formulas, ready to use herbal tea for slimming in teabags. You can find them in the market booming and increasing tremendously nowadays.


 Easyfit B-Beauty Tea



B-Beauty Tea is a Herbal detoxifying tea for slimming detox beauty tea, I named it as "the beauty in a cup of tea", its ingredients consist of ~ Flos Lanicera japonica “Jin Yin Hua”金银花, Prunella Vulgaris L “Xia Ku Cao”夏枯草, Folium Camellia sinensis, in chinese name as "Cha Hua" 茶花, also Green Tea, 绿茶. Chrysanthemum Indicum L “Ju Hua”菊花, Herbal Lobelia Chinensis in chinese name as "Ban Bian Lian"半边莲"



I like honeysuckle “Jin Yin Hua”金银花, as knows as a natural anti biotic herbs and has anti-inflammation medicinal properties.  B-Beauty Tea is one of the finest detox tea for weight control, beautify skin and liver cleanse herbal tea, most of all, the great benefit is really good in preventing constipation. Some of my clients had experienced the hypertension and high blood pressure, partly due to the constipated problem. After consumed this Beauty detox tea, they feedback the improvement to me,  the result is great as it has slightly reduces the blood pressure after taken for several month, with regular daily intake of a cup of B-Beauty Tea after meal. I personally quite like this herbal tea, and find it is helpful to regulate healthy bowel movement.

B-Beauty Tea has the features of natural healing:

Burns extra fat

It helps in loosen the hard stools, for those who having difficulty in bowel movement or constipated, as constipation may also link stomach bloating, discomfort, and weigh gain as well. This B-Beauty Tea assists in digestive system, induces detoxification and reduces fat contents, lowers cholesterol, mainly for beauty, aging and fat reducing healthy herbal tea.

For skin Deep

It reduces acne, beautifying skin and soothing effects to induce better sleep, how this works, the main ingredients of honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica flowers, in chinese name as “Jin Yin Hua” 金银花which has high medicinal value in TCM, commonly used in Chinese medicine to help in dispelling the toxin heat, fever, sore throat, skin rashes and ulcers. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

My beauty tips:

Internal taken and external usage of B-Beauty Tea

The beautiful part of it, it reduces body heat, especially those with acne prone skin may experienced the redness on face and feeling warmness. After drinking a cup of B-Beauty tea, I used the remaining tea to soak with cotton, place them on the acne skin areas. It reduces the redness on face and its anti-inflammation effect is great to tonify the skin texture. In natural therapeutic healing method, using of raw herbs and natural healing for skin problem like acne and rashes, this soothing method is read effective to skin from inside out.

 Excellent Eye Treatment with used herbal tea bags

Other than this, the used tea bag has its great usage, do not throw away the used teabags. I recommended my clients to keep the used tea bag in a clean container, and then place them in freezer to keep cool. When needed, use them as eye bags treatment pad, it helps to sooth the tired eyes, reduces redness due to late night sleep, especially good for refreshing and to those with dark circles under the eyes. .

Chrysanthemum "Ju Hua"菊 花and Prunella herbs "Xia Ku Cao"夏枯草


The tea has a rejuvenating effect, with the ingredients of Chrysanthemum, chinese name as "Ju Hua"菊花,Prunella herbs "Xia Kua Cao" 夏枯草has the effect of drain the liver heat and clears or brighten eyes. chrysanthemum is good for liver cleanse, reduces body heat, to treat eye ailments and migraines. With the combination of Chrysanthemum and


Prunella Vulgaris L "夏枯草"

Prunella herbs “Xia Ku Cao” is added to help in promote weight lost, with this weight loss formula in Chinese herbs, Prunella herb "Xia Ku Cao" it has many names, it also called "heal-all" or "self-heal", it contents of antibacterial properties and help in lower blood pressure, which is good for liver cleanse and brighten the eyes, reduce hypertension symptoms, red sore eyes, liver heat and headache. Added Prunella "xia Ku Cao" in this formula no doubt it has medicinal effect to stop diarrhea, but it also works well to help in relieve constipation and diarrhea effect.

I had planted this raw herbal plant "Xia Ku Cao" and it's in my herbal collection as for anti-cancer alternative healing herb, as in TCM this is an alternative as medicine, it helps to resolve the hard lumps, blocked lymph and tumors in the neck and breast. But it is most commonly used by Chinese as in dried form herb, by steeping in water and serve as Chinese herbal drink, we called it as "Xia Ku Cao Liong Cha" for cooling the body and fever heat, sore mouth and sore throat as well.


Herbal Lobelia Chinensis acts to cause diuresis, and it is diuretic and astringent effect, to remove the toxic heat from the body. In folk remedies, this herb is uses for treatment of inflammation, reduces of fever or body heat.

My personal experiment of taking B-Beauty Tea with Lemon


Making my homemade herbal tea is fun, sometimes, ready made in a teabag like this B-Beauty Tea, I like to mix a few slices of lemon to the warm tea, the taste is great like lemon tea. The herbal tea bag combines well with vitamin C like lemon. Lemon has the ascorbic acid that help in cleansing process, purifies the blood, adding Lemon to this B-beauty Tea as it contains of other ingredient o the green tea, as green tea and ascorbic acid combined together gives a great boost of antioxidant effect, and gives the taste in comfort sipping for refreshment. The lemon slices also added great refreshing taste to this B-beauty Tea. As we know green tea aiding in digestive system. Green tea and lemon are both high in antioxidant beneficial to our body also for beauty skin and cleansing purposes

Note:

Serve and take it warm. This herbal tea has laxative effect. Some may feel general or a minor discomfort or stomach pain when first taking this herbal tea. (Especially for those having hard stools and constipated people may feel this symptom for 3 – 5 days after drinking the tea). Some may end up or having diarrhea-like of bowel for a week or more. After continues drinking for a week, no other side-effect or adverse reactions of diarrhea-like of bowel problem. It slowly regulated the healthy bowel movement.

For better result, taking this B-Beauty Tea once or twice a day after your meal if necessary, to prevent going to washroom several times in a day, it is best to serve warm and you have to finish the whole cup in one go.

Caution:

For those taking medication, do not serve an hour before or after medication. Not suitable for pregnant women.


Quote ~The body is an instrument, the mind its function,
      the witness and reward of its operation. 
~George Santayana




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