In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pineapple is used as a remedy for food stagnation, hangover, thirst, urinary difficulties, and edema. It is sweet and sour in flavor, and neutral in thermal nature, which makes it suitable for consumption throughout the year.
Del Monte Fresh sponsored us its newest creation — PINKGLOW Pineapples that are grown in Costa Rica! Its unique pink color comes from lycopene, a natural pigment and antioxidant that gives some produce its red color (e.g. tomatoes and watermelon), which makes this pineapple glow pink. This pineapple is also slightly sweeter than many other conventional varieties, and it didn’t make our mouth tingle.
Here is a classic food therapy beverage using pineapple, which is great for treating hangovers and thirst!
Pink Pineapple Tea for Hangover | 粉红菠萝解酒饮
VEGAN | VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | LOW-SUGAR
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Place half of the tonic bag content into an empty tea bag.
Boil everything in 2 cups of water (or juice) for 10 minutes.
Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
- removes summer-heat
- increases digestive power (with enzyme bromelin)
- destroys worms
- thirst quenching
- treats sunstroke
- good for indigestion, diarrhea and edema
Caution: in those that have peptic ulcers or skin discharge