Food as Medicine: Chinese Herbs That You May Already Know  

Field Mint is called Bo He in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Not only is it a tasty tea, but it is one of the most commonly used herbs for cold and flu remedies, rashes, sore throats, and stress. 
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Watermelon is known as Xi Gua. Not only does watermelon taste great but is can be used for overexposure to heat with symptoms like fever, thirst, and dry heaves. Now you know why it's a great addition to any outdoor party.   

 

Corn Silk is known in Chinese Medicine as Yu Mi Xu. It is used for painful urination, cystitis, prostatitis, urethritis. In clinical research it has been shown to induce urination when taken orally as an infused tea, and IV infusions have been shown to lower blood pressure. Usually, in the kitchen, we just throw this part of the plant away!

Ginger is called Sheng Jiang. Ginger is one of the most commonly used herbs in Chinese Medicine for colds and flus where there are no heat signs like sore throat, burning sensations or red eyes. It calms the stomach and stops vomiting and is seen in Sushi restaurants for it's ability to reduce toxicity from seafood poisoning. More About Ginger

 

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Holly B Goguen, LAc