Confinement Bathing Herbs – Lemongrass

Lemongrass (香茅) or cymbopogon, is commonly used as confinement bathing herbs or as ingredient for food. It helps to expel wind, remove dampness, disperse swelling and alleviate pain. As such, lemongrass is mainly used for treating diarrhea, rheumatism, swelling,...

Confinement Food Ingredient – Old Ginger

Old ginger (老姜) or mother ginger, is a commonly used ingredient for confinement food dishes, almost dry and spicier than young ginger. Ginger is known for its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and is often used for medicinal purposes. Old ginger is thick in...

Confinement Food – Young Ginger

Young ginger is pinkish, transparent skin, mildly spicy and slightly warm in nature. It is ginger root that has not yet matured. As such, the flavour of young ginger is not as strong as old ginger. Used in drinks and food, dessert during confinement to detox body and...

Confinement Food – Brown Rice

Brown rice (糙米) is another type of rice that confinement food catering services would offer besides five grain rice or plain white rice. Unlike white rice, brown rice is whole grain rice where its hull is removed only, keeping the bran and germ. Being wholesome, brown...

Confinement Food – Five Grains Rice

Five grains rice (五谷米) is a combination with 5 premium grains or cereals, traditionally dated back to Shennong Ben Cao Jing. The classification of the type of five grains has varied over time. You may find a recipe with rice, sorghum bicolor rice, brown rice,...
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