Unknowingly, stress and depression,
can actually contribute to 'heat' in the body and upsets the digestive system.
Things are not going your way,
and you feel stressed.
Sleepless nights make you irritable during the day.
The more you think about it, the more fearful you become.
You may feel your throat dry
and your lips lost its usual colour.
You have no appetite and it soon leads to digestive problems, and irritable bowels.
All these symptoms are rather scary as it can make a person depress,
and lose weight tremendously!
I found that
Lily Bulb and Lotus Seeds
have been widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine
for treating problems like these.
has a cooling property.
It is beneficial to the heart and lungs.
TCM use it to moisturise the lungs, soothe the throat and relieve cough.
It is used to calm the spirit,
providing a sense of peace and tranquillising the mind.
Thereby, reduce irritability,
improve sleep quality
and alleviating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
1) use in moderation
2) overdose can cause diarrhoea
Lotus seed is a powerful antioxidant
and help fight inflammation
and slow down aging process.
It is easily digested, so is suitable for both elderly and kids.
It helps to treat mouth sores,
strengthen the digestive system,
treat insomnia and sleep disorders.
1) may reduce blood sugar level
2) expectant mothers must avoid taking
I have used the following 2 recipes:
(1) Lily Bulb Porridge
rice, lily bulb & dried ginger
add more water as cooking porridge
(2) Lily Bulb Lotus Seed Soup
20g lily bulb
20g lotus seed
4 dried scallop
1) combine all, add water and simmer over low heat for 2 hours