Winter melon and odema

I remember a special dish called “Dong gua zhong” winter-melon pot, which is very popular in Kan Tong South of China. Nearly 30 years ago, I visited this place when it was during a hot and damp season. Local people would eat winter-melon pot all the time to balance the body against the hot and […]

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Red azuki beans and odema

You can often purchase red azuki beans (adzuki or aduki beans) within health food shops. They are also called red beans in China. They are deep red in colour and spherical in shape. They have excellent properties in dehydrating, removing dampness, reducing swelling and eliminating toxins. Therefore, Chinese practitioners commonly use them as a form […]

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