Tradition Chinese herbal tea with ‘dang gui’ 當歸, goji berries 枸杞 and red dates 红枣 – a quick pick-me-up (vegan)
There are so many different types of Chinese herbs, some of them are gender specific. ‘Dang gui’ 當歸 is a traditional ‘female ginseng’ for boosting health and wellness. It was said to increase blood supply and improve circulation, reduce menstrual pain, assist with hydration and anti-aging. My mother used to make me a remedy with ‘dang gui’, goji berries and Chinese red dates. It worked like a magic as a quick pick-me-up.
Overworked and tired, I made myself some ‘dang gui’ tea today.
Here the simple instruction on how to make the herbal tea. Dan gui, goji berries and red dates are available from most Chinese grocery stores in Australia.
Please consume in moderation.
(2 serves, may be consumed by 1 person over 2 days)
- 2 pieces of dried ‘dang gui’ 當歸
- 1 tbsp of dried goji berries 枸杞
- 6-8 dried Chinese red dates 红枣
- 1 tbsp of sugar – I used palm sugar today
- 1.5 cup of water
Rinse the herbs; place all ingredients in a small sauce pan, bring to boil; simmer for 30 minutes. Serve warm.