Cinnamon and Hoelen Combination--Herbal Tea

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By Suzy MacFarland

Gui Zhi Fu Ling- The information given in this recipe is provided for educational purposes only. This information is neither intended to treat, prevent or cure any illness, injury or disease. No one should assume that treatment or cure is implied. This is simply an old herbal formula considered an herbal supplement. Do NOT self-medicate. If medical assistance is needed contact a Medical licensed physician or a medically qualified Chinese Tradtional Medicine (TCM) practitioner. Although certain herbs may appear to be harmless, in certains combinations or quantities they could be harmful.

prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 4 g
    cinnamon (guizhi)
  • 4 g
    hoelen (fuling)
  • 4 g
    white peony root (baishao)
  • 4 g
    persica (taoren)
  • 4 g
    moutan (mountanpi)
  • 4 c
    water
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How To Make

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    First of all, I will explain each herb and traditional use: Cinnamon Twig-relaxes and opens blood vessels Hoelen- Pine tree fungus, dispels moisture White peony root-relaxes the blood vessels Persica-Improves blood circulation (These are not peach pits) Moutan-A fragrant herb,said to help blood circulation Other herbs are/were added by a professionals depending on the need. Certain forumlae are long term and some are short term. For some formulae to be effective, their use may be necessary over a period of weeks or months. There are some formulae helpful in acute or emergency cases. This formula was used for various maladies to increase blood circulation and remove blood stagancy. Traditionally, this formula as written, was used for female complaints, arthritis, lower back and abdomenal complaints. All herbs are combined in a Chinese Herbal pot and simmered for several hours or as instructed and then drunk as prescribed. Many Chinese herbal formulas and practitioners may be found at various Herbal shops online or in the nearest Chinese community. Many formulae are available in tablet or capsule form. Some of the larger cities have TCM universities where consultation and herbal formulae may be found. The image above is cinnamon twig. The image at the top of the page is Hoelen.
  • 2
    This is white peony root.
  • 3
    This is the peach kernal.
  • 4
    Moutan. The fragrant, sweet smelling bark of the peony root.
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    Photos courtesy of: http://www.hellotcm.com/Herb/ Photo to the left is: Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
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