It's beginning to feel a lot like SUMMER!!! Here is a great herb to beat the SUMMER 🔥!!!
Not every herb taste like glass or twig. Some herbs we use in Eastern Medicine are Fruits and Nuts. To beat the summer heat there is nothing better than Xi Gua (Citrulli Fructus) and Xi Gua Pi (Pericarpium Citrulli). We all know this fruit as 🍉. A lot of people enjoy the fruit of the watermelon in the summer but the peel and the rind has great benefits for the body.
The watermelon is in the herbal category of Clear Heat Drain Fire. The fruit of the watermelon has three functions, clear summer heat, generate fluids, and promote urination. The peel and the rind of the watermelon also has the function of relieving thirst.
How to Prepare Watermelon as a Single Herb Formula
Blend the watermelon fruit and rind.
Put in the pot and bring it to a boil.
Simmer for about 5 min or until it is reduced 1/10. Remove the foam as is forms.
Cool, then put in refrigerator.
Take one cup whenever you want to cool down.
Other Great Combination with Watermelon to clear Summer Heat
- Pear Juice
- Rehmannia Root (Xian Di Huang)
- Honey Suckle Flower (Jin Yin Hua)
- Lotus Leaf (He Ye)
- Mint (Bo He)
Have a Great Summer!!!