Herbs & Spices Introduction



The name literally translates as "Meat Bone Tea", comprised of meaty pork ribs long-stewed with soy sauce, spices, and Chinese medicinal herbs. The dish dates back to old century when Chinese immigrants in Malaya used cheap pork ribs and herbs such as cinnamon, star anise, goji berries and dried orange peel, to name a few.

Orange is best known for its astringent and toning properties. Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C, which is known to improve the skin texture and color. They help restoring collagen in our body, which is responsible for skin firming and preventing early aging of skin. So, daily serving of citrus fruits helps our body fight aging.

Orange peel can helps with digestive health problems, help lower cholesterol, lose weight, help you sleep, help with cancer, inflammation, and many other similar health benefits. This is because it contains pectin, which is a fiber that helps the digestive track.

Orange peel can also be used to make foods taste sweet and nice. Orange peel can be grated and this is called orange zest that can be applied to foods.

Cinnamon is best known as a spice, sprinkled on toast and lattes. But extracts from the bark of the cinnamon tree have also been used traditionally as medicine throughout the world. Sweet and warm taste of cinnamon is a perfect spice to use during the winter months.

Some research has found that a particular type of cinnamon, cassia cinnamon may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. Cinnamon may also reduce inflammation, have antioxidant effects, and fight bacteria.

For now, studies have been mixed, and it’s unclear what role cinnamon may play in improving health.

The star anise is botanically known as Illicium Verum. It is dark-brown in colour with eight segments. It has a sweetish licorice taste. Besides, its culinary uses, star anise also have health benefits. Here are some of them:

In traditional Chinese medicine, star anise is prescribed as an digestive aid. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of star anise are useful in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and dry cough.
Star anise can also be used as for its sedating properties, as a natural breath freshener.

In foods and beverages, star anise is considered a culinary spice; both the seed and oil are used as flavoring.

Ginseng Chicken

Ginseng Chicken Soup

In Korea, they like drink ginseng chicken especially during summer to replace lost through excessive sweating and physical exertion. For adult ginseng chicken soup also effect for improvement of skin texture, refreshment of the mind and energizing the body.

Ginseng, biological Name: Panax ginseng. Other names: Asian Ginseng, Asiatic ginseng.

Properties: Ginseng is sweet and slightly bitter in flavour, slightly warm in nature, and acts on the heart, spleen and lung channels. It can strongly invigorate the primordial Qi, quickly restore collapse and slowly tonify the deficiency. When the primordial Qi is invigorated the nervous system is stable. Therefore it can tranquilize and benefit intelligence and can treat palpitation and insomnia caused by irritability.

Effects: Invigorating Qi, treating collapse, reinforcing the spleen, nourishing the lung, promoting the production of the body fluid, quenching thirst, tranquilizing the mind and improving intelligence.

Dang Shen (Codonopsis Root) is sweet in flavour, neutral in nature, and acts on the lung and spleen channels. Being sweet, neutral, not dry, not greasy and mild in potency, it can not only invigorate spleen-qi but also nourish blood and promote the production of the body fluid. With its effects similar to but weaker than those of ginseng, dangshen can be used to replace ginseng but the dosage of dangshen should be doubled as much as that of ginseng wherever ginseng is used except for emergency treatment of collapse. Therefore, dangshen is often used to treat deficiency of spleen-qi and lung-qi and deficiency of body fluid and blood. Dang Shen is effects on reinforcing the spleen, tonifying the lung, nourishing blood and promoting the production of the body fluid.

Astragalus is a natural dietary supplement that's used for various health conditions. For instance, it's used to treat the common cold, upper respiratory infections, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. Some proponents of astragalus use it for its heart benefits. They claim it may protect against heart disease. It's also used to help improve overall weakness.

Proponents also say astragalus stimulates the spleen, liver, lungs, circulatory, and urinary system. It's also used to treat arthritis, asthma, and nervous conditions as well as to lower blood sugar and blood pressure.

Immune tonic, diuretic, lowers blood pressure, Qi tonic. Astragalus is useful for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Chemotherapy support, Common cold/sore throat, and Immune function.

Astragalus is the primary herb used in Chinese medicine to tone the immune system of the lungs. It is useful for conditions of immune deficiency that lead to spontaneous sweating. It is also used for spleen qi deficiency with symptoms of weak, low metabolism; edema; and prolapse of internal organs, as it raises the spleen yang and qi. It can be used for qi and blood deficiency caused by loss of blood or after childbirth.

American Ginseng Cordycep
with Chicken Soup

American Ginseng Cordycep with Chicken Soup

This soup nourishes the function of the kidneys and liver, activate energy and nourishes the skin. The ingredients used almost same with ginseng chicken soup.

American Ginseng, biological Name: Panax Ginseng, Panax quinquefolius. American ginseng is effect on demulcent, panacea, stimulant and stomachic. Ginseng is best known for its anti-fatigue, energy giving properties. It is widely used as a stimulant. This herb is believed to be of value in any condition where nervous or mental exhaustion is concerned. Accepted as being beneficial in loss of appetite, stomach and digestive affections (to relieve nausea and vomiting)

Cordyceps can slow the heart rate, increase blood supply to the arteries and heart, and lower blood pressure.

Beside that it also have other advantage for

• Improves the Respiratory Function

• Increase cellular Oxygen Absorption by up to 40%

• Improves the Functioning of the Heart

• Helps Maintain Cholesterol

• Chronic kidney diseases improvement

• Reduces Tumor Size in Cancer Patients

• Improvements in the Immune System

• Anti-aging

• Protects against Free Radical Damage

• Reduces Fatigue

• Endurance & Stamina

• Improves Stamina and Athletic Performance

• Radically increases cellular energy

Yu Zhu, also called Solomon’s seal Rhizome, Polygonatum Root, or Polygonatum Odoratum. Yu zhu indications for

• Nourish yin, moisten dryness - lung and stomach dry heat or yin deficiency patterns with cough, dry throat, thirst, irritability, steaming bone disorder, xiao ke, excess hunger, constipation.

• Clear wind, softens and moistens the sinews - wind generated by insufficient fluids, leading to pain and spasms in the sinews, dizziness from yin deficiency and internal movement of wind.

• Also useful for wind-heat in yin deficient constitution (not cloying herb).

Abalone With Chicken

Abalone With Chicken Soup

This is a good to increase blood circulation and blood flow, it rich in proteins but low in fats that help in improving stamina. It also provides the body with B12 vitamin that helps in speedy metabolism. The soup consisting abalone leads to increased production of sexual hormones due to the presence of magnesium and B vitamins. It also is considered effective in treatment of arthritis.

Abalone is sweet, salty and flat. It is rich in protein, calcium, iron, iodine and vitamin A. Abalone has high nutrition value, and it can destroy cancer cells essential metabolites, adjust the adrenal glands, with a two-way role in regulating blood pressure, good for menstruation, treating irregular menstruation, constipation and other diseases.

Tips: Be sure to cook thoroughly, and cannot eat half-baked. Some people eat abalone per stomach; it is quite difficult because of its high protein digestion sake. Patients with gout and uric acid were unfit to eat abalone meat, it should only a small amount of soup. While everyone eat abalone, but a fever or sore throat unfit for human consumption deficiency.

Wild Yam (Huai Shan), biological Name: Dioscorea bulbifera Dioscoreaceae Other Names: Yam, Varahikand, Gendhi, Zamin-kand, Kachil, Nooran. Glucoside in the plant is poisonous; creates excess mucus and congestion. It only use with the advice and under the supervision of an Ayurvedic specialist.

It manage to antispasmodic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, tonic. Main cure abdominal pain and cramps
increases semen, milk, and other hormonal secretions
senility hemorrhoids
hormonal deficiency
nervous excitability
to gain weight, promotes urination. It also lowers blood sugar, lower blood pressure, antibiotic, anti aging, improves digestive system.

Scallops being a very good source of vitamin B12, scallop promotes cardiovascular health. Scallop is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and potassium. These nutrients are also beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Consumption of scallop also protects the body against fatal abnormal heart rhythms.

Omega-3 fatty polyunsaturated fatty acids present in scallops also help in controlling high blood pressure. These essential fatty acids keep the blood pressure levels low and thereby prevent health problems related to high blood pressure. Scallop 2-3 times a month may provide protection against ischemic stroke. A daily serve of scallop provides significant protection against the risks of coronary heart disease. Scallop is a potent source of selenium, which helps neutralize the hazardous effects of free radicals. Scallop is also known to provide some relief from hypertension. The magnesium contained in scallop is associated with relaxation of blood vessels, which keeps hypertension under check.