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Nourishing Stinging Nettles Infusion For Eliminating Most Allergies, Rebuilding The Adrenals & Kidneys, Improving Immune System, Keeping Blood Vessels Flexible, Relieving Joint Pains & Improving Stamina

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Stinging Nettles or Urtica Dioica plant

Hi there, dear friends 😀 

Stinging nettles or urtica dioica has a long medicinal history. In medieval Europe, it was commonly used as a diuretic to remove excess water from the body and to treat joint pains. 

Lately, I have been experiencing allergic rhinitis (sinus problems, hay fever) more frequently and although taking Black Garlic has helped to dry up my sinus somewhat, I still get bouts of sneezing and runny nose throughout the day. I am beginning to think that I may be getting allergic to my cat’s dander as I am getting older – because I tend to sneeze more whenever she is in the room with me nowadays! Lol! 

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(1) When Cooking Rice, Add In Some Pandan Leaves & Herbs To Make Your Rice Healthier; (2) How To Cook White & Brown Rice Together

Pandan and Centella Asiatica Leaves for adding into the automatic rice cooker

Pandan and Centella Asiatica Leaves for adding into the automatic rice cooker

Pandan leaves & Centella Asiatica herb added when cooking rice

Hi there, dear friends 😀

I usually cook my rice plain to go with one soup, two meat and one veggie dishes for a meal. The only time when my rice got all jazzed up was when I cooked Nasi Lemak, i.e. rice that is cooked in coconut milk and with aromatics like pandan leaves, lemon grass, shallots and ginger thrown in and some salt added. 

Yummy Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) with all the sides

I was first introduced to the method of adding herbs for cooking together with rice when Master atan said the healthy benefits of herbs can be infused into the rice and the whole family will be eating healthier rice, compared to just plain, white rice.

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Relaxation Through Chinese Tea Sipping and Intriguing Tea Tasting

Chinese Tea Sampling

My enjoyable sampling of Chinese Teas from Teasenz

 

Hi there, dear friends 😀

Thanks to some exquisite  Chinese tea samples sent to me by Teasenz, my  husband and I had a wonderful time drinking Chinese tea last night. It has been quite a while since I last took out my  tea sets for  some “serious” tea drinking and tasting! Lol!

Aromatic Chinese Pearl Jasmine Green Tea

Aromatic Chinese Pearl Jasmine Green Tea

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Spirulina – Nature’s Miracle Super Food & Nutrient – Good For Anemia, Grey Hair, Low Red Blood Cell Count, Heart, Eyes, Skin, Hair, Complexion, Memory, Joint Pains, Cramps, Energy, Constipation

Nutrex Pure Hawaiian Spirulina 500mg 400 capsules, which I bought for US$23 or RM73 from iherb (use Coupon Code MLL655 to get US$10 off purchases exceeding US$40 for first time customers)

Nutrex Pure Hawaiian Spirulina 500mg 400 capsules, which I bought for only US$23 or RM73 from iherb (use Coupon Code MLL655 to get US$10 off purchases exceeding US$40 for first time customers)

Hi there, dear friends 😀

I first heard about Spirulina back in the 90’s but never really looked into its health benefits until recently – my eldest son was found to have a low red blood cell count during a blood test to find out if he was suffering from dengue fever. No wonder he seemed tired most of the time and I thought he was not having enough sleep from playing too much online games! LOL! 

One of the things that popped up first during a search in the Internet for natural remedies for low red blood cell count was Spirulina. Fascinated that such a simple blue-green algae based Spirulina tablet can be Nature’s amazing Superfood, I decided to get a bottle of Pure Hawaiian Spirulina from my favourite online health supplement store

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Easy Green Mung Bean Chinese Dessert/Sweet Soup For Detoxification, To Dispel Body Heatiness, For Lowering High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol, Clearing Acne

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Hi there, dear friends! 😀

Yesterday, I was testing out blogging from my new iPhone and when I hit the “Publish” button, only the photos remained of this post – all narration was gone! LOL!  So, here is the update 💡 ===> 

This is a very classic, traditional Chinese sweet soup or dessert that uses the Green Mung Bean. It is not as popular as the other Chinese sweet soups (Tong Sui in Cantonese) but I do make it now and then as an easy method for countering body heatiness and for detoxification. 

A few years ago, a friend taught me an effective remedy for reducing high viral fever – take a handful of green mung beans and boil in 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes. Add half a teaspoon of salt and drink when cooled. The cooling property of the bean is magnified this way.

When I told an elderly aunt about this fever reducing remedy, she said when she was a young girl around 50 years ago, women would drink lots of this salted green mung bean water to prevent pregnancies whenever they had missed their period or their menses were late. 

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A Nutritious, Yummy, Guilt-Free Chinese Dessert That Packs A Lot Of Health Benefits – Pumpkin Barley Tong Sui

A bowl of hot pumpkin barley sweet soup

A bowl of hot, delicious pumpkin barley sweet soup

Hi there, dear friends 😀  

I first tasted this very delicious pumpkin barley dessert (aka sweet soup or “Tong Sui” in Cantonese) at my lady healer friend’s place two years ago. In addition to its great taste, this dessert is also very nutritional to us and packs a lot of health benefits!

My children love the pumpkin barley tong sui and I would usually make a large pot of it. We would have our first bowl piping hot. Then when the remaining tong sui has cooled, I would store the whole pot in the refrigerator and the tong sui is consumed cold over the next few days (3 days is the maximum). The iced, cold version tastes even better in the hot, hazy weather that we are experiencing in Malaysia now.

Here are the health benefits of the various ingredients used in the yummy Pumpkin Barley Tong Sui (the easy to follow recipe will come after that)  :-

 

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An Amazing & Effective, Cheap Way To Lose Weight Fast, Increase Your Energy, For Knee Joint Pains, For Cracked Heels & Improve Your Health —> Water! (Drink 3 Cups Immediately Upon Waking Up In The Morning)

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Hi there, dear friends 😀

I lost 2 kilos (4.4 lbs) and my chronic cracked heel on my left foot healed suddenly since I started drinking lots more water daily 2 weeks ago! I didn’t go on any diet nor did I increase my daily activities or exercises, and yet, I have dropped one size in my clothes. Wow!

The only thing that I did differently in the last 2 weeks was to drink 3 cups of water immediately upon waking up, and BEFORE I brushed my teeth…and more water drank in between meals.

I have never been this excited, amazed and impressed since I wrote about the Homemade Citrus Enzymes For Cleaning  in 2009! 😀

It all started when I read an article called “The Amazing Water Cure” (copied at the bottom of this post for your info) about how the way we drink water can treat various illnesses. I know the Chinese also like to promote drinking a glass or 2 of water before brushing our teeth, but I never knew the health benefits of doing that.

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