In continuation from the previous article, teas and mooncakes are a match made in full moon heaven. Mid-autumn festival gatherings are often a recipe for stomach discomfort and insomnia from the overeating of greasy food and late night gossiping. This calls for an herbal tea that aids in digestion and calms the mind to ease one into a good night’s sleep with a happy tummy.
The main ingredient in today’s tea is lotus leaf. Much like hawthorn berries, lotus leaves play the dual role of food and medicine. Owing to its fat-burning reputation and its ability to promote digestion, lotus leaves are commonly used as a dieting tea to combat greasiness.
Lotus Leaf Good Night Tea
Ingredients (Serves 3-4 people)
Lotus Leaf, 10 g Chinese Senega Root (Yuan Zhi), 10 g Orange Peel, 6 g Red Dates, 2
Slice the red dates.
Boil all ingredients in water for 3 minutes.
Turn off the gas, let the tea sit for 10 minutes and it is ready to serve.
Improve sleep quality
Lotus leaves are used clear summer heat, promote urination, and can treat diarrhea caused by a weak spleen. Lotus leaves can also aid in digestion, combat greasiness, and are commonly used for burning fats and weight loss. They are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, and may help in the treatment of coronary heart disease and hypertension
Orange Peel regulates the digestive system by moving the Spleen Qi, and thus can relieve bloating, stomach ache, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. It also relieves cough by clearing phlegm and dampness. Orange peel may also have the effect of lowering cholesterol levels.
Chinese Senega Root (Yuan Zhi) calms the mind, improves the memory and relieves swelling and abscesses. While it can relieve coughs by reducing phlegm, it is most often used to treat insomnia.
Red date replenishes Qi and Blood and regulates the digestive system. It is a common ingredient in beauty and health care products as it nourishes the skin and produces a rosy complexion. Red dates also calm the mind and improve sleep quality. They are known to be rich in vitamins A, B2 and C.
荷叶 10克 远志 10克 陈皮 6克 红枣 2梅
1. 助消化 2. 解油腻 3. 助睡眠 4. 祛除湿邪
红枣 调和脾胃消化功能，补益气血，安神。大枣有美容保健作用，使面色红润，也具有镇静催眠之功。大枣也富含维生素A，B2 及C。