Medicated Diet is based on dietary meals cooked with regular food but include herb(s) as an ingredient. It can be prepared either from edible Chinese herbs alone, or from Chinese herbs and food, cooked according to certain prescriptions. Ancient Chinese people believed that for the purpose of health care and prevention, Medicated Diet was better than tonic. The legendary Chinese medicine doctor Sun Simiao said in his book Qiang Jing Fang (The Priceless Prescriptions) "if illness is to be treated, treat it with Medicated Diet first, then with drugs if it is not cured."
Recipe #1: Cook 2-3 ounces of fresh dandelion (whole) in 3-4 cups of boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Drink the herbal tea every day until symptoms are gone.
Recipe #2: Decoct 3 ounces each of Wild Chrysanthemum Flower and Spinach Seed in 4 cups of water. Drink twice daily for several days.
Recipe #1: Juice 10-15 Fresh Water Chestnuts (washed and peeled). Add a bit of sugar for drinking. Drink daily.
Recipe #2: Soak 3-4 crushed Louhanguos (Fructus Momordicae Grosvenori) in 6 cups of water for 30 minutes. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes in the same water as you used for soaking the Luohanguos. Drink the concoction, and you may add sugar for taste.
Recipe #1: Soak oranges in water to remove excessive acid. Decoct soaked oranges in 2 cups of water with some honey to make tea. Drink the tea frequently.
Recipe #2: Soak 4 slices of fresh ginger root in 1 cup of boiling water. Then add some brown sugar. Drink the tea frequently.
Recipe #3: Mix 1 teaspoon of ginger root juice in 1 cup of rice milk. Drink at short intervals.
Recipe #1: Soak 1 whole tangerine peel in a cup of boiling water. Add some honey for taste. Drink tea as needed.
Recipe #2: Soak 4-6 slices of fresh ginger root in a cup of boiling water. Drink as needed.
Recipe #3: Beat 30 ml of fresh lotus root juice, 1 egg, and 1 ounce of tienchi ginseng powder in a bowl. Add some salt. Boiling 3-4 cups of water in a pot over medium heat. Put the mixing bowl in the pot. Steam for 6-8 minutes. Take once or twice a day.
Recipe #1: Cook 6-8 dried chrysanthemum flower in 2-3 cups of water over medium heat until boiling. Set on the side for 15 minutes. Drink the herb tea.
Recipe #2: Drink 1 cup of celery juice each time, twice daily.
Much more to come ...
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