Chinese Herbal Soup Recipes for cough Sugar free
Luo Han Guo - Herbal Soup for cough
Luo Han Guo is a healthy herbal tea, called also mangosteen chrysanthemum tea.
Mangosteen is known as a chinese"fairy fruit". It is a very valuable native product of Guilin. This kind of fruit has an high nutritional value, rich in vitamin C (400 mg to 500 mg per 100 g fresh fruit) and glycoside, fructose, glucose, protein, lipids etc.
The chrysanthemum is also called chamomile, also known as Xiaotanghuang and Xiaobaiju. It was once a tribute in ancient times. Chrysanthemum, slightly cold; taste sweet and bitter, can evacuate the body heat, calm liver, clear the eyesight and detoxify. Brewed chrysanthemum tea has pure taste, strong color, golden, fragrance of nectar, and it will not disperse after a long time. One of the best chrysanthemum is in Hangzhou, the white chrysanthemum, carefully steamed and baked, they have a unique taste and are rare and valuable.
Prepare the chrysanthemum and mangosteen, you can find a mangosteen in every asian shop, it's not commond in the standard stores
I suggest to wrap the chrysanthemum in a tea bag, you won't have to worry about being careful when you drink your herbal soup
Peel off the shell of half a mangosteen that you already prepared and tear it into small pieces
Put the tea bag with the chrysanthemum and the peeled mangosteen into the clams and boil the water for 10 minutes
This soup can be treated like a tea, you don't have to add sugar because the chrysanthemum will make it tastes sweet.
Homemade Wang Lao Ji - Herbal Soup for cough
Wang Lao Ji is one of the most popular herbal soup/tea, currently sold as a herbal beverage. It's the most popular soup because one of the mainly ingredient is the honeysuckle flower (Jin Yin Hua) commonly called Lonicera, this flower is used in Chinese traditional medicine and is very effective for fever, headache, cough, thirst, and sore throat.
Put all the leaves together in a casserole, the casserole must be big enough for contain all the leaves plus 1 gal of water.
Soak all the leaves in the water for 1 hour
Put all the soaked leaves into a pot with 1 gal of water. After the water is boiled turn the heat low for 20 minutes
After sieved all the leaves and filtered all the remaining residue you can add some white sugar, let the sugar melt and put all the pot in a refrigerator.
And that's it here's your homemade Wang Lao Ji, it can be served cold or hot. You can enjoy a cup of tea when you are treating your cough