Easy, Yummy Mint Leaves & Egg Soup To Relieve Wind In Body & Incontinence From Bad Coughs


A bowl of yummy Mint Leaves & Egg Soup for health benefits πŸ’‘

Good evening, dear friends πŸ˜€

Here is a really simple but effective Chinese soup that my healer lady taught me as a traditional method remove “wind” from our body. It is easy to prepare and yet so tasty as well. I now have a pot of mint growing in my garden and sometimes I make a bowl of this soup to go with some hot cooked rice as a simple lunch meal. πŸ’‘

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 a tight feeling 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 and even 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 Leaves & 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˜‰

I will post next on other home remedies for stomach problems like indigestion, nausea, bloatedness, hunger despite just having a meal, etc.

With best wishes for good health,

choesf πŸ˜€

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  1. 1

    Looks very interesting! Would you think it would still be effective if you just used the ginger, mint and eggs in a omelet. I’m not a big fan of soup.

    Also, you have in your title that it relieves incontinence from coughing. How does that work. In your post, you just talk about “wind”. I’ve had enough children, that I could use any help I could get to relieve incontinence. πŸ˜‰
    Amelia from http://www.my-home-remedies.com

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Amelia πŸ˜€

      I really love your site with all those home remedies. I have put you in my blogroll so that I can refer to some of your home remedies, too. πŸ˜‰

      I’m not really sure but I guess you can have this remedy as an omelet as it is the mint leaves that serve the purpose of removing wind. This soup has been a heritage recipe among the Chinese and has been used traditionally as a remedy for wind. πŸ’‘ I will post more articles for removing wind next as a few members of my family are somehow having stomach ailments (gas and wind buildups) resulting in nausea, indigestion, bloatedness and pain in nerves along arm and nape of the neck.

      On the incontinence remedy of the mint soup, my healer friend was referring to those occasions when we cough so bad and long that we would pee (incontinence?), so I’m hoping the soup would relieve incontinence in general.

      She is the third generation of a lineage of healer in her family and she is very good with using herbs and vegetables for healing. She used to go into the jungles here to collect wild plants/herbs as medicine. The only problem is that she speaks only in Chinese, which I am not very good at and I have difficulty translating her information into English. 😳

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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    luluγ€€tanaka said,

    Hello Choesf,
    How’s my dear friend from Malaysia, sorry too busy clearing the garden, also clearing the closet,preparing for the next season, but it’s still hot here,sometimes raining.
    imagine last week, we dont know what to use, electric fan or heater, but its ok now, no electric fans, only the heater, esp. during nights

    Thank you, i have this kind of stomack problem, thats why i always have stomach medicine with me, thank you.it’s good i have lots of mint in my garden, i will make this this soup tonight.

    Always, take care

    lulu

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Lulu πŸ˜€

      It’s so good to see you here! I am well, thank you. Hope you are fine, too. πŸ˜€

      Wow, you certainly have been busy getting ready for the next season. At least it’s not hot anymore for you like in the summer time. Here in Malaysia, we are having really hot and dry weather again, after a few days of cool rain. πŸ™„ I have been busy tending to my vegetables and flowers – all thanks to you for introducing me to this new hobby! πŸ˜†

      I took some photos but have yet to upload here as my camera is having some problems. Your morning glory seed grew into plants so beautiful with it purplish and white flowers, I have not seen that variety here in Malaysia before. From the seeds you gave me, I now have 2 Marigold plants growing about 8 inches tall, 5 cherry tomato plants but the Kinyoso and Petula are just little shoots with 2 leaves, they can’t grow bigger. Must be my “not-green” thumb! 😳 πŸ˜† The radish leaves, I already harvested 2 batches to make the vege soup. πŸ˜‰ The carrots are growing very slowly and this is my 2nd attempt at it. Again, my cats went to pee in the pot and half of the carrots seedlings died.

      Heheh, from the little gardening experience I got in the last 2 months, I have ventured now into growing some local vegetables like spinach (amaranth), mustard leaves (sawi), mint leaves (to remove wind as per this article I posted), Indian Pennywort (daun pegaga – which I will blog later with its amazing health benefits). I even have some seedling from Vienamese Bird’s Eye Chili.

      One thing I learn with planting our own vegetables and herbs…patience, patience and more patience! πŸ˜† Heheh, my cherry tomato plant has shown it first little bud that will slowly grow into flowers and then tomatoes (I think?).

      For these past few weeks, my family members have been having stomach related problems and that was why I posted this article. So, it is good you have mint leaves in your garden, too – I love the taste mint. πŸ˜€

      Do have a wonderful week ahead!

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

      P.S. I hardly logged into Facebook now and I apologise for my absence there. 😳

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        luluγ€€tanaka said,

        Hello Choesf,

        Good to hear about your garden, just finish clearing the veg. garden,next the flower garden, the herbs can stand the snow except for a few. i envy you, you can have an all year round garden, i save some seeds for next year, if you need some just mail me.

        I will try your shallot and chicken soup, i have this problem for some time now.

        it’s ok about facebook, my family chat there, can save a lot instead of long distance call.

        i want to see your flower garden, if you have..

        take care,

        lulu

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        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear Lulu πŸ˜€

        It’s good to hear from you. Time flies and it is nearing winter again for you. Here it is the same old hot and humid weather…except that there is more rain these days.

        Sigh….my vegetable garden wasn’t as successful as I thought it to be. Maybe I just don’t have the green thumb to grow vegetables. From the many seeds I planted for radish leaves (from the seeds you gave me), I got only 4 ounces of leaves after waiting 2 months. They grew to about 4 inches tall and were very skinny. A second batch of radish I grew with seeds bought locally died after 4 weeks from some bugs. 😦

        The tomato plants from the seeds you sent me are all growing very tall and healthy and big (I have 4 of them) but for some strange reason, there are no flowers yet…but many small little buds. I am still waiting for the buds to grow into flowers.

        The carrots are about 2 months old already and I will wait a little more to see if there are anything in the soil. Hope to find something there. πŸ˜†

        Now, I have used my new planter pots to plant more herbs for health maintenance – like the “Black Face General” herb for cancer and its prevention. Shortly, I will blog on a new herb that I am planting which is known for its anti-aging properties and it is known as the “elixir of youth”. πŸ˜‰

        Yes, Facebook is easy to catch up with friends and family to know what they are doing, to keep in touch. πŸ˜€

        With best wishes,

        choesf πŸ˜€

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    Nasifriet said,

    Hi!

    I’m so glad you posted this recipe. I have had this problem of wind in my body and indigestion and have been drinking ginger tea, or eating anything with ginger in my food, but I found ginger can be rather ‘heaty’, which causes me to have migraines? I’m so glad the ingredients you have here are really easy to get in Europe. I love mint tea, or the moroccan style mint tea (but not too sweet). Do you think this will work?

    I will definitely try out this mint omelette soup (yes I love soup!). I guess the result will be temporary, right? Meaning the wind and indigestion wlll recur when I don’t consume this soup? I would love to have a natural remedy that can expel wind in my body permanently! Thanks for a heads up πŸ™‚ BTW, I love your blog and have included it in my blogroll.

    Cheers and take care…

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Nasifriet πŸ˜€

      I, too, love ginger very much – I used to have “Ginger Tea with Milk” regularly and I love to eat the ginger slices in my stirfry chicken dishes. I cut my ginger consumption after my healer friend told me that I am nearing middle aged and perimenopausal, I have to avoid heaty foods, especially ginger as that would cause a number of ailments arising from heatiness, like the migraines, joint pains, sore throats, etc.

      Fortunately, I also love mint leaves and I am quite sure the Moroccan style mint tea would work as well. If you take your mint tea regularly, that should help alleviate your wind problem. πŸ˜‰

      I’m afraid I don’t have a natural remedy that can expel wind permanently from our body as the causes of wind can be complicated, arising from digestive system, wind causing foods, etc. But I do have a few temporary home remedies, which I will try to post asap here. πŸ’‘

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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  4. 9

    Strange…I thought I posted my comment yesterday? It didn’t look like it got through.. anyway, I’m glad I found your blog. It has really interesting reads and I’ve included your site to my blogroll πŸ™‚

    I have issues with wind and indigestion and it’s pretty annoying. I have tried drinking ginger tea. Maybe it worked, maybe not, but one thing’s for sure, ginger is quite a ‘heaty’ herb and I get migraines/ headaches. I love mint tea or the moroccan style fresh mint tea (but definitely not too sweet), so I think I will like your mint omellete recipe.

    Question. This is a temporary solution right? I would like to know of a natural remedy that can expel wind in the body permanently. Can you help?

    Thanks heaps!!

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      P.S. Sorry for the late reply 😳 , we are experiencing a terrible heatwave at the moment when we usually have rainy days, and the heat is making my brain foggy. πŸ˜†

      Thank you very much for putting me on your blog roll and for your kind comments.
      πŸ˜‰

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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  5. 11

    […] that some of my family members have been experiencing, my self included. Before this, I had made Mint Leaves and Egg Soup, which unfortunately my husband and sons are not fans […]

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  6. 12

    KY said,

    Thanks for sharing the information, I didn’t know this soup is good for removing wind. One of your readers asked if they can make an omelet instead and I think it will work as well. During my confinement, my mother-in-law would make (thai) basil omelet and serve it in some rice wine. Basil and mint have about the same properties, right?

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear KY πŸ˜€

      Last week, I asked my healer lady friend about the Thai basil leaves as she gave me a plant to grow in my home. You were right – she said they are also good for removing wind as well, like mint leaves. πŸ˜‰

      Wow, your MIL made your Thai basil omelet? It sounds delicious and I shall make some of that, too, to try. πŸ’‘

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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  7. 15

    VT said,

    Hi happyhomemaker88,

    Thank you for posting these recipes. I am very interested in TCM. Does your healer friend take public consultation? Meaning can the public go to her for TCM purpose? If yes, can I have the contact details please.

    Regards.

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear VT πŸ˜€

      My healer friend doesn’t have any public consultations. She works from her home and takes referral cases by existing clients only. She is 62 years old already.

      There is a very good acupuncturist in Petaling Jaya (near the PJ Old Town roundabout, at the Taman Petaling Telekom shops) whereby each session costs only RM10 only (but you have to bring your own acupuncture needles, which I think is more hygienic). People start taking queue numbers from as early as 5.30 in the morning and the place is always full of people. A few of my friends have gotten healed there. πŸ˜‰

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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    VT said,

    Hi happyhomemaker88,

    Thank you for your prompt reply! Ok, I will check out the acupuncturist at PJ. May i know Where to buy the needles, and are they open every day? Do you have the name and contact no of the shop? Sorry for so many questions. Not familiar with the place, I am from Singapore. But my husband goes to KL every 3 months for TCM.

    Regards.

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear MT πŸ˜€

      I’m afraid I don’t know where to buy the needles and I will try to get the name and contact number of the shop for you here. Then your husband can use Google Map and locate the place. πŸ’‘

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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  9. 19

    VT said,

    Hi Happyhomemaker88,

    Thank you once again. Really appreciate your help.

    Regards.

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear VT πŸ˜€

      I will post shortly on another place I have found in Kuala Lumpur – it is an organic farm that sells both vegetables and herbs for health. All the herbs that I had mentioned here can be bought there. As some visitors here had asked me where to get those herbs for cancer and health, this would help them. πŸ’‘

      The man who owns the farm uses bio-chemicals (herbs, plants) for health and as an alternative medication for those with chronic illnesses. He gauges a person’s health or sickness first before teaching him or her what to take.

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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    VT said,

    Hi happyhomemaker88,

    That’s great news! I was thinking where to go to get some of the herbs you mentioned. This news is just in time cos I’ll be going to KL in late nov.

    Regards.

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear VT πŸ˜€

      Here is the link to that farm where organic vegetables and herbs can be bought πŸ˜‰ –

      http://www.forearthsake.org/

      The principal there is Ivan Ho and his contact numbers can be obtained from that website. The website I gave you is new and will be operational shortly. The organic and herbal farm is in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur and you can speak to Ivan for consultation on one’s health and what herbs to take accordingly. He charges a fee nominally for consultation.

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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    luluγ€€tanaka said,

    p.s.

    I want to see your flower garden, if you have time up loading it…
    not in a hurry..

    sorry…

    Always,

    lulu

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      P.S. Okie-dokie, I will post some pictures asap on Facebook. πŸ˜† Your morning glory seeds grew into beautiful plants and the flowers are so unique in colour. I am saving their seeds for future use, too. The marigold now has 2 plants but no flowers yet and they are about 1 foot tall. πŸ˜€

      The kinyoso and petula never made it more than 1/2 inch before they died. πŸ˜₯

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€

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  12. 25

    VT said,

    Hi Happyhomemaker88,

    Thank you for the link. Will visit him soon.

    Have a good day!

    Regards.

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    oranglutong said,

    Reblogged this on Orang Lutong and commented:
    Gonna give this a try!

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