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    • 04 JAN 14
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    Kidney tonic for winter

    wood ear mushrooms image by Maangchi
    In the cold winter months, according to The Five Element Theory, the kidneys are our most vulnerable organ in the body. Here is a recipe for a drink to tonify and balance kidney qi during this time.

    To serve one person for three days:

    Soak 1/4 cup black sesame seeds for 2 hours and drain.

    Soak 1/2 cup dried wood ear mushrooms for 2 hours and drain and chop.

    Soak 1/4 cup walnuts for 2 hours and drain.

    Soak 1/4 cup of Chinese wolfberries (goji berries) for 1/2 hour and drain.

    Add all ingredients to 2 pints of water and bring to a boil. Add more water if needed. Simmer for half an hour. When cool, blend and drink 3 times during the week between 3 and 7 pm when energy is circulating through bladder and kidney meridians. Drink at room temperature, or slightly warm, with honey to taste.

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