Friday, March 9, 2012

Nan Bei Xing

I have not been well since the start of Chinese New Year. Too much goodies eaten before the big day. As a result, through out the whole of CNY, I didnt have ANY goodies this year.

It started off as a cough, and then it became a cold AND a cough. And it has been going on for more than a month. I havent been to the doctors and have been trying home remedies and self prescriptions like ginger tea, vicks on the sole of the feet, no cold drinks,over-the-counter cold medicine like decolgen and cough mixture.

So, I havent been exercising at all for more than a month except for taichi classes.

2 weeks ago, the taichi instructor messaged me a TCM (traditional chinese medicine) remedy for my cough. But I just thanked him for it and did nothing else as I couldnt read what I had to put in and how to do it. It was all in Chinese!!

Well, at Taichi class yesterday again he mentioned that remedy he recommended, as I was still sniffing and coughing and my other taichi mates felt that it had gone on for too long and it was time for me to go to the docs for some antibiotics! Good thing mother-in-law was there. She said: oh! I have those at home.

She made me two cups of that brew, and hey presto! Today my cold is gone and my cough has about disappeared. I have requested her to brew it for me one more time today and I should be as good as new tomorrow!!

In case you are wondering, here's the recipe:
Chuan Bei, Nan Xing, Bei Xing, Rock Sugar(optional) boil with water and drink.


Stardust said...

Oh dear, now here's one Chinese stuff you know but I don't. ;)

Gotta go get them googled.

bp said...

I caught this earlier and am glad that brew worked for you (me also don't know about herbs). Hope you've been keeping well since!

Btw, I just went around the problem of not being able to type out comments here using my phone -- by clicking onto the full site link instead, to exit the mobile version! ;)

ewitzs said...

How much of each ingredient may I know?