Seasons change, and everyone around you catches a cold, and you may worry that you will soon catch a cold. Traditional Chinese medicine doctors suggest that making tea with Houttuynia cordata can help inhibit bacteria, fight inflammation, and is effective in preventing colds.
Houttuynia Cordata, is plant of the family Saraceae, is the whole herb of amaranth of the family Sagittaceae. It is named after the fish-like smell it emits when picked. Some Chinese call it “dog ear”, and the Japanese value it for its various health-care effects and call it “top ten medicines”. Although the smell of Houttuynia Cordata is unpleasant, its rich nutritional value has gradually been confirmed. “It is a common raw material for herbal tea in summer. It can be used as a wild vegetable and as a traditional Chinese medicine.”
Modern pharmacology has found that Houttuynia cordata contains houttuynia cordata, which has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. “It can be said to be an antibiotic in traditional Chinese medicine,” Wu Peiqing said. In addition, quercetin can dilate the renal arteries, increase the amount of blood and urine, and can be used as a diuretic.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Houttuynia Cordata is mainly used to treat infections and inflammatory symptoms, such as respiratory tract infections, conjunctivitis, acute and chronic sinusitis, recurrent aphthous ulcers, nephritis, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammation, radiation enteritis and viral enteritis.
Houttuynia cordata can inhibit Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Its injection can reduce the mortality of mice infected with H1N1 influenza virus and inhibit the proliferation of the virus in the lungs.
During the cold season, Houttuynia cordata can be used to make tea to avoid virus invasion; it can also be used to treat oral ulcers caused by cancer radiotherapy or throat inflammation caused by enterovirus. Houttuynia cordata can be made into a mouthwash to relieve wound pain.
Prevent colds and relieve broken mouth
Anti-cold Houttuynia cordata tea
Ingredients: 15 grams of Houttuynia cordata, 500cc of water
Method: Boil the medicinal materials with water, cover the pot and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, turn off the heat, filter, let cool and drink.
Reminder: It is suitable to be taken before a cold. The boiling time should not be too long, otherwise the volatile oil components will be lost, and taking too much will hurt the stomach. It is not suitable to drink it every day.
Ingredients: 37g Houttuynia cordata, 75g licorice, 6g mint, 500cc water
Method: Add licorice to water and boil, then turn to low heat and boil for 5 minutes, then add Houttuynia cordata and mint and bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and let cool. After filtering, rinse your mouth once an hour.
Reminder: When you have enterovirus, you have throat inflammation and mouth ulcer symptoms, but you should avoid drinking it if you have diarrhea symptoms.
Avoid use if you have diarrhea symptoms. Do not cook for a long time
Houttuynia cordata has few side effects, but its medicinal properties are cold and bitter. People with weak spleen and stomach should use it according to the situation. It is recommended to consult a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner.
In addition, it is not advisable to take Houttuynia cordata every day as it may affect the respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract.