Confinement Herb – Chuan Xiong (Lovage Root)

Chuan Xiong (川芎) or Lovage Root is best known for its use in traditional Chinese medicine. Chuan Xiong tastes acrid, is warm in nature and commonly used by confinement nanny to make soup. The Chinese TCM herb has properties to promote Qi and blood circulation, expels...

Confinement Herbs – Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui)

Chinese Angelica Root (当归) or Dang Gui, is an important TCM herb for women as it helps to regulate menstruation and ease pains. The Chinese Angelica Root soothes intestines, nourish and tonify blood. Commonly used for confinement after childbirth as ingredient for...

Confinement Herbs – Solomon’s Seal (Yu Zhu)

Solomon’s Seal (玉竹), also known as Yu Zhu, is commonly consumed as herb and as food. Solomon’s Seal tastes sweet and is mildly cold in nature. Yu Zhu has significant effects in nourishing Yin, moistens internal dryness, stimulates saliva secretion and...

Confinement Herbs – Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong)

Eucommia Bark (杜仲) is ranked among the top Chinese herbs for the many health benefits it can provide. Eucommia Bark or Du Zhong is known for its ability to nourish liver and kidney, prevent inflammation, improves immune system, fortify muscles and bones. Du Zhong is...

Confinement Soup Ingredients – Lotus Seed

Lotus Seed (莲子), a common confinement soup ingredient has health benefit of nourishing spleen and prevent diarrhea. Lotus seed is known to improve digestion and strengthen kidneys which is good to include on the confinement food menu for women after...

Confinement Food Ingredients – Tangerine Peel

Tangerine Peel (陈皮) is one of the commonly used ingredient that you can find in confinement food recipes for making soup. Tangerine peel tastes bitter and spicy. It helps to alleviate stomachache, expel wind in stomach and body. Tangerine peel also has the benefit of...
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