Simple Delicious Mint Soup To Remove “Wind” In Body

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Good evening, dear friends πŸ˜€

After I posted the nutritious Watercres Soup, I remembered that my healer lady has taught me a simple soup that helps to remove “wind” from our body.

Sometimes, our stomach is not working effectively in digesting food, or we eat too much food that causes bloatedness like beans, cabbage and as a result there is bloatedness or “wind” buildup in the stomach, all the way down our digestive tract. Even stress can lead to this problem when ourΒ  digestion gets affected.

Symptoms of this wind in our body are some funny sounds (not rumbling from hunger :roll:) coming from our digestive system, mild cramping in stomach, or when you knock lightly on your abdomen, there is a hollow sound like playing a drum. In children, the sign of them having a lot of wind in their body is when the whites of their eyes are bluish in colour.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), if left untreated, the “wind” can even spread to other parts of our body and cause other illnesses, like joint pains, headaches/migraines that won’t go away despite taking the right medication, lethargy. Once this “wind” problem is removed, then a person would feel more energised and alert.

In my case, last year I kept having tension headaches and I thought I was feeling “heaty”, and despite taking a lot of “cooling” drinks/soups to balance my health, my headaches persisted. After having gone to consult this healer lady, she said that my headaches were due to “wind” in my body and she recommended that I make this easy Mint & Egg Soup to get rid of the wind. Wow, my headaches were gone the next day, when I made this soup to drink! This soup is good for maintaining the health of our body as well. πŸ˜‰

Mint & Egg Soup (for 1 person)

Ingredients –

2 cups of fresh mint leaves

2 eggs, beaten lightly

2 cups water (you can add in chicken or ikan bilis stock if you like)

1 tbsp chopped garlic, or sliced ginger (your preference)

salt and pepper to taste

Method –

1) Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in a wok or non-stick pan. Fry garlic or ginger until golden and fragrant.

2) Put in the mint leaves, stirfry for 1 minute and then put in the beaten eggs. Stir lightly until it becomes an omellete.

3) Add in the water or stock and break up the omellete.

4) Bring to boil for 2 minutes or so, then season to taste.

5) Serve immediately. You can have have this soup on its own for lunch (that’s what I did), or have a bowl of hot, white rice to go with that. πŸ˜‰

Bon Appetit! πŸ˜€

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  1. 1

    Dave Bernard said,

    Actualy U may try a simple way of keepin Ur body away frm wind/flatulence problems:
    1. Eat Indonesian Padang or Peranakan dishes everyday.
    2. Never take cold foods or drinks
    3. Avoid gassy n sour drinks or foods.
    4. Chew your food well n drink slowly.
    5. Sleep before 11pm, wakes up before 10am.

    All lifetime b free of Wind In The Body Syndrome, that is a so famous cause of Coronary Heart Attack!
    In Indonesia it is called Angin (wind) Duduk (sit in/stays) !

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  2. 2

    Dave Bernard said,

    Many health supplement stores sell Ginger, Root Ginger or Red Ginger in powder or capsules. They r excellent remedy for wind in body !

    Lotsa Lemongrass will also do d trick well.
    Tom Yam Soup, ie.

    Also U wanna try Aspirin!
    It is said to help avoid or reduce chances of Coronary Heart Attack, by liquifyin d blood, to avoid clots!

    Cupping instead of Scraping of Ur body back, then cover it generously with pounded fresh ginger, fresh shallots n Eucaliptus or medicated oil.
    Avoid direct contact with wind or AC blows!
    No bathing. Hot towel wipes instead!

    Hope this will help many people!

    Dave Bernard
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    StarPrince69@Gmail.com

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  3. 3

    Dave Bernard said,

    Does any 1 knows bout Imuno Gamma Globulin to cure blood illness called ITP ?
    Why I heard it cost almost USD 10,000/ INJECTION?
    How about Thymosin? Prednisone CorticoSteroids? Collostrum? Chlorella? Spirulina? Red Fruit of Papua?

    If U know, please help me.
    I search d Net, but little did I find.

    Many thanx.

    Dave Bernard
    StarPrince69@Gmail.com

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  4. 4

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello there, Dave, πŸ˜€

    Welcome! πŸ˜€ Thank you for your wonderful suggestions on how to remove or avoid getting wind or angin in our body – they are very effective as well! I love Tom Yam soups. πŸ˜†

    The ginger solution is my favourite as I love ginger. We can boil some ginger and lots of lemon grass (serai) with roots and leaves, and then have a bath with that to remove wind, and my healer lady said this bath can also remove negative energies from our body as well.

    I also love the cupping method but I didn’t know that we can apply ginger or medicated oil after that – wow, that must certainly feel very good indeed.

    I’m sorry I am not familiar with the blood illness called ITP. Perhaps the other readers here may know something?

    Have a nice week ahead!

    Much peace and joy to you,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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  5. 5

    Julie said,

    Hi:

    I tried this simple soup by frying the mint leaves with garlic and adding chicken stock, but I did not do the egg part as I forgot. My husband who had a sore throat said this soup made him feel better. If I don’t do the egg, am I missing on something for this soup to work properly?

    many thanks
    Julie

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    • 6

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Julie πŸ˜€

      The main ingredient of this soup is the mint leaves and so, I don’t think omitting the egg would change the soup’s effect a lot. The garlic is good for health purposes, too. I’m glad your husband felt better with this soup – thank you for your feedback, that means this soup is also good for sore throats. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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      • 7

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        P.S. I Google-ed for more information the health benefits of mint leaves and wow, after reading the information, I will be sure to plant more mint to make soups and teas and consume them more often. πŸ˜‰

        Mint have good anti-oxidant properties, vitamins and nutrients. In addition as an aid for the digestive system, mint is also good for cleansing blood, relieve congestion/head colds/headaches and is used more commonly for cleansing breath. πŸ’‘

        However, mint oils are very volatile and it is recommended that when we make soups with mint leaves, put in the mint leaves at the last moment of cooking. For making mint tea, cover the cup or pot of mint tea. This is to prevent the mint oils from evaporating. πŸ’‘

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  6. 8

    Jeiyaraj said,

    Hi HH88,

    Thanks for your info & recipe. Looks like Sunday’s Soup of The Day lunch is ‘Mint & Egg Soup’ ! πŸ™‚

    Hi Dave Bernard,
    Thanks for your tips too. Now it’s my turn to return the favour:

    1) Thymosin : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thymosins

    2) Prednisone CorticoSteroids: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/steroids/HQ01431
    and
    http://arthritis.about.com/od/prednisone/Prednisone_Dosage_Side_Effects_Drug_Interactions_Warnings.htm

    3) Collostrum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colostrum
    and
    http://www.alphalipid.net/

    4) Chlorella: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorella

    5) Spirulina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirulina_(dietary_supplement)
    and
    http://medicine.com.my/wp/?p=454
    and
    http://www.healthsession.com/articles/spirulina-side-effects.html

    6) Red Fruit of Papua: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Fruit
    and
    http://fruit-amazing.blogspot.com/

    7) ITP: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/managing-itp-treatment/MY01187

    8) Immunoglobulins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immunoglobulins

    About the Imuno Gamma Globulin, I’m no doctor, but what I gathered from the Net is this:

    Immuno Gamma Globulin is actually a class or group of proteins which can TEMPORARILY help the body fight infections & diseases. There will be a lack of proteins from this class if a body’s immunity system is weak. Using the Imunogammaglobulins would help give a boost to the body’s immunity system.

    I don’t know the exact cost of this stuff, but apparently, not many manufacturers are able to produce this, & since majority of them are in the US, & the US is busy fighting other people’s wars, priority is given to their soldiers, so there is a worldwide shortage. Of course, that would shoot prices skywards like a rocket, so I won’t be surprised if it really costs as much as you said.

    Hope I’ve been a help.

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    • 9

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Jeiyaraj πŸ˜€

      Thank you so much for putting together so much good information on health tips. πŸ˜€

      There are a lot of natural herbs, vegetables and fruits that we can take for good health with minimal costs. Here in Malaysia, the pharmacies (drug stores) are mushrooming all over, selling a wide range of health supplements at really high costs. Those companies producing the health supplements are making lots of money. πŸ™„

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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  7. 10

    cherwith said,

    Interesting post, yes mint is very refreshing, you can even use it on your feet, after a long day at work :), the fresh leaves with a bit of eucalyptus oil…

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    • 11

      Hi there, dear cherwith πŸ˜€

      Thank you for your tip of using mint leave with a bit of eucalyptus oil for soothing our feet. I must try that, too! πŸ’‘

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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      • 12

        cherwith said,

        hi choesf, ya I actually do that everyday(helps my feet and whole body) but I use essential oil-peppermint cause don’t have stock of the leaves at the moment..:) I have some recipes on home remedies you can follow on my site at mimarsehomespa.wordpress.com. You can even use rosemary herbs for tired feet works like a charm! Do you know any other ways to get rid of angin? Besides the mint soup, not really a fan of soups πŸ˜› lol

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  8. 14

    Sweet Tim said,

    I’m not sure about mint leaves. They give me painful heartburn 😦

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    • 15

      Hi there, dear Sweet Tim πŸ˜€

      Thank you for sharing your feedback on consuming mint leaves.

      Wow, your sweet desserts blog sure made my mouth water! πŸ˜†

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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  9. 16

    Casey Leng said,

    Hi. My son is one years old and he got a lot of wind in his tummy. What is the best way to get rid the wind? Tks

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    • 17

      Hi there, Casey πŸ˜€

      I am sorry to hear that your little son has wind. I am not sure what is the best remedy given that he is still a baby. It would be best to see pediatrician?

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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