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Current tisane: Ashitaba 明日葉

 

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More energy, better mood: 2 herbal remedies

 

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The last time I covered on adaptogens, I posted about how I try to take ginseng and jiaogulan on a daily basis. They’re also 2 of TCM’s most beloved herbs up to this day for a reason, so I suggest you take a look at the post before reading more on this. Right now I’m going to delve into the 2 adaptogenic herbs I promised at the end of that post that boosts overall mood and energy levels: Licorice root and cordyceps.

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2 powerful herbs for vitality


 
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In most Asian households, meals are often prepared with herbal ingredients that have long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Mine was no different – while as a kid I used to hate the weird dates, the black chicken essence and all those bitter roots in soups she prepares, I eventually learned to love them since I started cooking. This soup was one example, but there are many more herbs in the Materia Medica that I now ingest regularly. The following are just the 2 I try to take everyday.

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Aromatherapy: Oil haul

 

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Okay. This is going to be a very long post. I want to do more than just sharing the things I’m hauling – I also want to spread the good word on oils.

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Stocking up my cups of tea again

 

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I came back from China and Singapore with this stash, and it’s way more than the ones I brought from the States. But you know what? It’s worth it.

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