500 g of Alternanthere sessilis(L)R.Br ex rOEM & Schultes
30 g of red dates – approximately 15 red dates
48 g of or 2 Siraitia grosvenori – optional
6 liters of water
Method 1: Wash Alternanthere sessilis(L)R.Br ex rOEM & Schultes, remove the pits from red dates, cut Siraitia grosvenori into small pieces, put into a pot, add water, bring to a boil over high heat, switch to low heat, stew for 4 hours and sieve to remove the residue before serving. Method 2: Bring to a boil over high heat, switch to low heat, stew for 1 hour, turn off the heat, keep the lid closed for 2 hours, turn on the heat again and stew for another 1 hour before serving.
If you are not fond of sweetness, you can exclude Siraitia grosvenori. On the other hand, if your body is cool and cold in nature, you may add 2 slices of fresh ginger.
Fresh Alternanthere sessilis(L)R.Br ex rOEM & Schultes is available at the wet markets or fresh herbs shops. It’s a good and powerful medication for unobstructing cardiovascular flow. InSingapore, it only costs S$7 per kg.
If you are suffering from cardiovascular blockage, boil the herb and drink the tea daily. One week later, you will experience some relief from the symptoms. When the condition is improved, problems like high blood pressure and high blood sugar will better as well.
You can also take this herb to cure the unprovoked muscular tremors in arms which is due to vascular obstruction.
Boil the herb and drink the tea at regular intervals can be used for health protection and the prevention of heart disease, high cholesterol, etc.
Traditional Chinese Medicine perceives that the nature of Siraitia grosvenori luo han guo; literally: arhat fruit) is sweet , sour , cool and has the effects in clearing heat and cooling blood, suppressing cough, detoxifying, nourishing lungs and removing phlegm, etc. It can be used to treat ‘heaty’ cough, sore throat, constipation and other ‘heaty’ symptoms. According to the study of modern medicine, Siraitia grosvenori is rich in glycosides. Its glycosides are 300 times the sweetness of cane sugar and have the effect in lowering blood sugar. Hence, it can be taken as an adjuvant therapy for diabetes. Siraitia grosvenori also contains abundant Vitamin C which is anti-aging and anti-cancer. In addition, it helps to decrease lipemia and reduce one’s weight. Thus, serving as an adjuvant therapy for lipemia and enhancing the images of overweight individuals.