A Simple Drink to Calm Your Nerves
Stressful day? Try sipping this goji berry and ginseng concoction.
Creamy white chrysanthemum blossoms and red Goji berries combine with earthy slices of ginseng in this spring-time recipe to calm your nerves and brighten even the greyest of days — especially if you’ve been staring at a computer screen all day.
Since ancient times, Asians have touted the healing properties of these three superfoods.
Ginseng, regarded as an “adaptogen,” helps us to manage stress. It’s often blended with other herbs in Chinese medicine to create a synergistic healing effect.
Chrysanthemum soothes the nerves and shows up in many longevity elixirs. According to Li Shizhen, one of China’s greatest herbalists, chrysanthemum helps to purge heat and toxins from the body, cleans the liver, and improves eyesight.
Dubbed the longevity fruit, Goji berry is the new king of superfoods, with over 2,000 antioxidants and 500 times more Vitamin C than an equivalent weight in oranges. This wonder berry has been used to heal kidneys, liver and eye diseases.
For better health and wellness, make this tea a regular part of your day.
3 slices American ginseng, 1 slice Korean ginseng, 1 tsp (2g) Goji berries, 6 chrysanthemum flowers.
Place ingredients in cup. Add 7oz (200ml) boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Drink. Add more hot water to reuse ingredients several times.