Watermelon is considered sweet and cold (Yin) in TCM and enters the heart, stomach, and bladder meridian pathways. It’s fantastic for reducing summer heat, promoting urination, and quenching thirst. Cucumber is considered sweet and cold in TCM as well. It enters the lung, spleen, and stomach meridians to reduce Heat, quench thirst, promote urination, and detox the body. Lastly, mint is aromatic, cooling, and enters the lung and liver meridians. It can relieve Heat and fever, benefit liver Qi, and lift our mood. This recipe is created with Elix Healing tinctures.
Using our shiso picked peach recipe, this beverage is not only beautiful, but also incredibly delicious, refreshing, and beneficial for our body in hot weather. Courtersy to our friend @simplyjenwong for the gorgeous shiso leaves and mint she grows!
This recipe is great all year long, but especially in the Spring, after emerging from the Winter months. The milk is slightly sweet, and the mochi is chewy and naturally gluten-free! Goji berry is sweet in flavor to facilitate the Liver in regulating free-flow of Qi throughout the body and chrysanthemum is mildly cooling in energetic temperature. The flower can gently clear some of the heat built up over the slower, more stagnant winter months.
Walnut milk is one of the more under-appreciated nutmilks out there. But it can be an exciting change-up to your usual favorite dairy-free milk options and is wonderfully rich and creamy. Not to mention that it comes with a wonderful list of health benefits! We've paired with our Men's Treasure Tonic Bag to give it that extra boost for vitality and sperm quality.
The Double Ninth Festival or The Double Yang Festival (重阳节), observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar, is a traditional Chinese holiday that celebrates nature by going on a hike and paying respect to the seniors by visiting them. It got its name from the I-Ching, which mentions that 6 is the number for Yin and 9 is the number for Yang. The ninth of September, thus, is the “Double Ninth” day that has special meaning in Chinese culture. This year, the holiday falls on October 25, 2020. We encourage you to visit your...