Medicinal Ginseng & Mandarin Tea for Immunity

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  • 5 ingredientsPrep: 1 hr, 10 minsCook: 4 mins
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    Alice Sun

    Feb 6, 2023

    Colds are such a frustrating illness, especially because the symptoms are so persistent! To help prevent the cold and flu and decrease the severity of my symptoms, I frequently make this tea on a weekly basis. The key ingredients to not miss out on are ginseng and mandarin orange. In Chinese medicine, both have medicinal qualities related to supporting the immune system and soothing coughs and congestion.

    It’s important to note that I’m using American ginseng here, which has different effects from Asian ginsengs. American ginseng is cooler and less stimulating than Asian ginseng, but both have been studied to have great effects on your immune system. Depending on your body composition, you may decide that one ginseng is better than the other for you. If you tend to have Qi stagnation, Asian ginseng may just be stimulating enough. But if you tend to over index on fiery qi, a more cooling American ginseng could be better.

    If you’d like to get your own, I recommend either looking for those from Wisconsin farms, or checking out my first Immuni-Qi product coming soon! I’ll be launching a limited edition, so make sure to sign up for our email list, as subscribers will be getting early access + 15% discount code.

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