nausea due to chemotherapy or radiation treatment tea
- 4 pieces of ginger
- 1 tsp brown sugar or honey
- Peel from 1 orange
- 1 handful of dried rose petals
(buy yourself a dozen roses and dry the blooms!)
- 1 pinch of rosemary
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
directions:Place all ingredients in a pot of water (about 2 quarts) and let the tea steep; drink hot, two times per day while symptoms are present.
take care of colds during chemotherapy and radiation treatments
- 5-10 scallions, the white part only
- 4 pieces of ginger
- 2 tsp of brown sugar
directions:Add ingredients to water in a pot and bring to a boil; add brown sugar and drink hot.
soothe skin irritation, itching, and infection due to radiation treatment
- dandelion greens
- 1 tbsp olive oil
relieve edema or swelling with Chinese barleyThis recipe can help anyone strengthen their digestive system. It is a particularly good dish to eat during chemotherapy since it can help relieve some of its side effects, like nausea, diarrhea, as well as lack of appetite.
Use one cup of Chinese barley with a half cup of lotus seed and a half cup each of red beans and Chinese red dates. Put all ingredients in one pot, cover with about 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil; cook down by simmering for about an hour until the beans and barley open. Add honey or sugar and cinnamon to taste. Eat hot for breakfast or at the end of a meal.
relieve lung heat, especially during radiation and chemotherapy traditional cooked pears:
- 6 pears, chopped
- 1/3 cup rock sugar candy (available at Chinese food stores)
- 1/4 cup water
directions:Place all ingredients in a 2-quart covered pot and double boil on low to medium heat for approximately 40 minutes (for those not familiar with the method of double boiling, place the covered pot containing the pears in another pot with several inches of water in it; the larger outside pot is the one that comes into contact with the heat source). Notes:
Freshly squeezed pear juice also helps support the Lung. Drink often.
NB: American Pears can be used in the same recipe above for Chinese Pears.
relieve internal and external heat with watermelonChinese medicine has prescribed watermelon for a variety of purposes for many centuries. It is recognized as one of the Natureís versatile healing agents. It is particularly good for removing toxins, healing the Heart, reducing high blood pressure. Donít discard the watermelonís rind, its most valuable healing part.
cooked watermelon rinds:Chinese medicine has prescribed watermelon for a variety of purposes for many centuries. It is recognized as one of the Natureís versatile healing agents. It is particularly good for removing toxins, healing the Heart, reducing high blood pressure.
- 2 cups of watermelon rind cut into 1" cubes (cut off green
skin but leave a little red on rind for color)
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sliced ginger
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 or 4 chopped scallions (separate white and green parts)
- 2 teaspoons corn oil
- Pinch of salt
directions:Preheat wok on medium-high heat and add corn oil; add white part of scallions and cook for a few minutes, adding the pinch of salt; add watermelon cubes and sliced ginger and stir-fry until a little water comes out of the watermelon; add soy sauce, sugar, and green part of scallions, stir well.
Watermelon is also excellent for overexposure to the sun. Make a juice from the whole watermelon and wash it over the skin. This will help to cool the skin down and promote healing.
strengthen and increase qi with this simple, delicious recipe
walnuts and black sesame seeds
- 1/2 lb. walnuts
- 1/2 lb. Black sesame seeds
- 3 to 4 ounces honey
Grind ingredients together in a blender. Cook in a double boiler or steam for one hour. After cooking, refrigerate. Eat two tablespoons in the morning and two in the evening.
This recipe is especially good for longevity and maintaining healthy skin and hair. It can also help older people who suffer from constipation and cough.
boost thyroid function; destroy masses and tumors
- 2 pieces of thick dried seaweed
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 2 slices of fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon of vinegar
- pinch of salt and pepper
- pinch of sugar
Rinse seaweed; soak in water for about ten to fifteen minutes. Wash the seaweed and slice very finely. Boil a large pot of water. Add one teaspoon of salt. Bring to boil; add sliced seaweed. Bring to a second boil. Strain the water and rinse seaweed with cold water; strain again. Mince garlic and ginger together. Then put seaweed back in the pot, combine all ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate. Eat cold or at room temperature. Adjust to your taste with salt, pepper, sugar and vinegar.