Chinese Dates

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Chinese Dates 枣 Zǎo

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Slowly simmer (flesh and stone together) in hot water until a thick liquid is obtained, drain off the sediment, and drink the water in doses of a dessertspoonful at a time. This is effective against weaknesses of the stomach and spleen, fatigue, low energy levels and anaemia; it soothes the heart and the lungs; and, for anyone whose mouth is continually dry, it activates the saliva.

Dates are a source of Iron




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The Tao of Long Life - The Chinese Art of Ch'ang Ming

by Chee Soo

©Seahorse Books 2008 reproduced with permission