Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tao of Love And Sex: Recipes For Female Sexuality And Feminime Beauty

Here are a few Taoist recipes intended to supplement and improve the sexual energies. They are based on alimentary energy principles and on the interplay of the five flavors.

Wheat soup
Indications: Menopause, hot flashes, night sweats.
Counter-indications: Aversion to cold.
Ingredients: 60 grams wheat (Fu Xiao Mai), 30 grams lily
bulb, 10 grams licorice, 10 grams jujube.
Preparation: Soak all ingredients in 450 milliliters of water
for 1 hour. Boil for 35 minutes over a low flame. Strain,
reserving only the liquid.
Drink this juice in two doses every day during the daytime for fifteen days.

Rice with polygonatum
Indications: Menopause, dizziness, hot flashes. Counter-indications: Aversion to cold. Ingredients: 30 grams polygonatum root (Huang Jin), 30 grams polygoni root (Shou Wu), 50 grams white rice. Actions: The tuber of Polygonatum multiflorum is a major blood tonic and a major kidney yin tonic. In Chinese herbal medicine, it is considered to have a sweet flavor, warm energy, and an astringent nature, which makes it a good remedy for diarrhea. This plant is especially useful for treating yin deficiencies of the kidneys and the liver, characterized by blackouts or dizzy spells, premature graying of the hair, lumbago, and vaginal discharges. Polygonatum tones blood and the kidneys.
Preparation: Soak the polygonatum and polygoni roots in 500 milliliters of water for an hour. Boil for 30 minutes. Strain, reserving only the liquid. Cook the rice in the strained liquid for 20 minutes over a low flame. Eat twice weekly for a month.

Wormwood soup
This dish contains eggs, which tone the blood and increase the level of iron in the blood, Indications: Painful menstruation, excessive menstrual flow, anemia due to excessive menstrual flow.
Counter-indications: Sweating, fever, thirst.
Preparation: Put the wormwood leaves into a pot with 250 milliliters of water. Boil for 20 minutes. Strain, reserving the liquid and-discarding the leaves. Into the liquid, break two eggs, add some sugar, and boil. Wormwood leaves warm and tone the energy channels, including the Governing Vessel and the Conception Vessel. Eat this soup in two portions, both during the daytime, for two days during your menstrual period.

Ginseng and Chinese angelica soup
Indications: Menstrual pains, insufficiency of energy and of blood, shortness of breath, palpitations. Counter-indications: Periods with heavy clotting.
Ingredients: 20 grams Chinese angelica root, 10 grams ginseng root, 30 grams astragalus root, 15 grams jujube fruit, 60 grams lotus seeds, 50 grams white rice. Preparation: Split the lotus seed in two and remove the kernel. Hull the jujubes and cut the astragalus root into slices.

Soak all the ingredients, except the rice, in a liter of water for 2 hours. Boil for 10 minutes, then remove the astragalus slices. Add the rice and cook over a low flame for 20 minutes.
Eat twice a week for a month.

Mandarin orange leaf tea
Indications: Premenstrual swelling of the breasts and bloating, irregular periods, clotting, obstruction of liver energy, intense menstrual pains.
Actions: The leaves of the mandarin orange tree unblock liver energy and have a calming effect. The twigs of the perilla tree improve the circulation of energy. Preparation: Place all ingredients in a pot. Pour 250 milliliters of boiling water over them and cover for 15 minutes. Strain.
Use: Drink as a tea during the day. Follow this treatment for five days before the onset of your period and for five days after.

Decoction of licorice, wheat, and dates
Ingredients: 10 grams licorice, 1 teaspoon wheat germ, 5 pitted red dates.
Actions: Treats female psychological problems such as hysteria and anxiety, which can cause frigidity. Preparation: Place all the ingredients in a pot. Pour 250 milliliters of boiling water over them and boil gently for 15 minutes. Strain.
Use: Drink as a tea during the daytime for ten days before your period.

Black soybeans, black sesame, and honey
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon black soybeans, 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon honey. Actions: Stimulates the circulation of blood in the lower abdomen, increases vaginal secretions. Preparation: Place the soybeans and the sesame seeds in a pot, and pour 250 milliliters of boiling water over them. Boil for 15 minutes over a low flame. Strain. Let the mixture cool to lukewarm, then add 1 tablespoon of honey. Use: Drink as a tea, during the daytime for three weeks.

Raspberry wine
Ingredients: Raspberry leaves, red wine. Actions: Tones and purifies the blood, develops vaginal secretions.
Preparation: Add a handful of raspberry leaves to 1 liter of good red wine. Close the bottle and let steep for at least three weeks in a cool, dark place.

Longan wine
Ingredients: Longans, red wine, honey. Actions: Longan has a sweet taste and hot energy. It is a major blood tonic and is used as an energy tonic, particularly by pregnant women and older persons. This preparation tones the sexual fluids and strengthens the female sexual organs. Legend has it that in ancient China, a woman with a taste for this wine drank it in large quantities; its fabulous properties made her the most beautiful woman in all Chinese history. In many regions of China, local healers and herbalists consider longans a beauty secret and sexual tonic.
Preparation: Longan wine can be prepared in the following .manner: Place 150 grams of longans in a large vessel and add 4 tablespoons of red wine. Boil over a low flame for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Transfer to a bottle containing 2 liters of wine. Add a little honey and seal the bottle, letting it rest for a month in a dark place.

Longan decoction to tone the blood
Ingredients: Longans, water.
Actions: This formula is particularly useful for women suffering from deficiency of blood and deficiency of heart energy, with symptoms such as palpitations, especially during the night, accompanied by sweating, nervousness, and anxiety. Bestows a healthy coloring and beautiful skin. Also relieves palpitations, night sweats, nervousness, and anxiety.
Preparation: 25 grams of longans, the roots removed, in a container with half a bowl of water. Boil over a low flame for 20 minutes.

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