Wednesday, August 31, 2011

" Chinese Herb "

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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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8 comments:

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

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  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!!

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  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.

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  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?

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

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

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thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

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