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Chinese Medicine herbal tea/formula to boost immunity against flu, coronavirus
by Chinese Medicine Doctor Grace Yu

Want to prevent viruses such as the coronavirus? Keep a healthy diet, sleep properly and exercise regularly, maintain a positive outlook are the key points to help improve immunity.
See a few recommended Traditional Chinese medicine recipes that help combat the flu and other viruses.

1. Yupingfeng San (for person with Qi Deficiency)

Scutellaria baicalensis 10g
Saposhnikovia divaricata 10g
Atractylodes 6g

Mix ingredients with 1000cc water until it boils and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.

This tones the spleen and stomach, strengthens the external qi, and enhances one's immune system.

2. Clearing Heat and Detoxifying Formula (for Heat-trapped person)

Honeysuckle 6g
Forsythia 6g
Raw licorice 3g

Mix the ingredients with 1000cc water until it boils and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.

This recipe clears heat and detoxifies to prevent virus invasion.

3. Asian Pear Lungs Nourishing Soup

Scutellaria baicalensis 10g
2 dried monk fruits
2 Asian pears
800cc water

Wash the pears, peel and slice them.Peel the dried monk fruits. Simmer the water for 20 minutes.
Add water to the pot, boil over high heat. Add Scutellaria baicalensis, Luo Han Guo, and pears. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, and turn over low heat for 10 minutes.

The first soup is to enhance resistance. If infection occurs, the second soup can be used to clear the heat and detoxify to prevent virus invasion. It is always recommended to consult a professional first.

Traditional Chinese medicine emphasizes the individuality of medicinal materials according to individual symptoms. If there are no symptoms, it is not recommended to use them arbitrarily.
Please consult a Chinese medicine practitioner based on your symptoms.

For health concerns and TCM inquiries, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Grace Yu at 2530 3315 or appt@balancehealth.com.hk. Remote consultations available here.

Ingredients: Chinese Parsnip Root (Saposhnikovia Divaricata Root) 5g, Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) 10g, Bai Zhu (Atractylodes Rhizome) 10g Cooking Instructions: 1. Clean all the ingredients, add 200ml of hot water and bring to boil in a pot 2. Lower the heat, cover the pot and let it simmer for 30 to 45 minutes 3. Do…

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