Wednesday, August 31, 2011

" Chinese Herb "


You know you're in chinatown when you see a group of twig-like sticks tied together and displayed outside a local store.
We call it " Ham Tsao Kua "- read in fookien, there's another name but
I can't seem to find its equivalent.
Ham Tsao Kua - is a traditional chinese herbal medicine that alleviates and helps cool our body system.
It can also be a remedy for cold.
Just ask any chinese medicine store.
Because our family still rely much on traditional medicine.
I'm used to seeing them being boiled into drink or as a broth.

ps: Hi everyone!
glad to be back. ^0^

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  1. I would like to use more of the traditional herbs for cure nowadays.

  2. Welcome back Arabesque. I love the idea of herbal remedies as opposed to chemical ones, brew me up a cup of that coolant tea thanks!!

  3. Welcome back!

    My lolo used to boil some chinese herbs and make use of its decoction kapag gusto nya magtimpla ng tea, instead of water, yung decoction ang gamit nya.

    I wonder kung ano ang lasa nya.

  4. Yay! Good to see you and your photos back!

    I've never seen these but Chinese medicine, which we call Kampo, is quite popular here in Japan, too. Does it taste good?

  5. Welcome back Arabesque! Hehe how does this taste? :)

  6. "Ham Tsao Kua" is Cogon Grass Root or Imperata, in mandarin it is Bai Mao Gen (白茅根).


thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)


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