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How to Cook Chinese Herbs


Clay or glass pot is preferred container. Chinese grocery shop has clay pot for sell. It can also be purchased from some clinics.

Normally, one packet of herbal medicine is for one day's use. Put herbs in the pot. Add 3 cups of water. The water should cover the herbs by about an inch and a half. It is important to leave the lid on.

Bring the water to boil. Then turn down the fire and simmer it for about 30 to 40 minutes. When there is about 1 cup of decoction remains, put the decoction in a cup.

Leave herbs in the pot for 2 nd cooking. Add 2 cups of water, put the lid on, and cook until 1 cup of decoction remains. Put the decoction in another cup. Then discard herbs.

When to take the herbs:
Now you have 2 separate cups of decoction. You can drink one cup in the morning, one cup at night. Drink the decoction whilst warm. Warming the decoction by microwave is fine.

Tips and notes:
* For any special instruction please consult with your practitioner.
* 1 cup = 200 ml
* offee filter can be used to remove the small substances from the decoction

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