SiShen Tang 四神汤
Sishen Tang has the functions of invigorating the spleen and appetizing, stabilizing blood sugar, removing dampness, and beautifying. Sishen is a mild medicated diet. The “Sishen”(Four Gods) means the four types of herbal. This formula has the effect of nourishing spleen and yin, strengthening gastrointestinal function, can treat indigestion, diarrhoea, promote the growing of muscle, and reversibly promote the weight loss. Therefore, this formula is suitable for both those who need to gain or lose weight.
The medicinal herbs of Sishen soup contain a lot of starch. For a simply cooked, the taste will be plain and bitter. It is suitable for adding protein to increase the lubricating. For nonvegan, various meats can be used with this soup, while vegetarians can add soy products. This soup helps in digestion, it is very suitable for growing children and teenagers, the elderly and those who are in rehabilitee after illness. It can be said that treatment and diet together in the soup. In addition, barley has the effect of invigorating the spleen and diuretic effect, which can improve edema, dysuria and frequent urination caused by spleen deficiency and dampness. People who are prone to headaches and contractures of limbs and joints can add barley especially during a rainy day.
This soup is very suitable for daily meals and is a combination of herbal diets that are highly recommends. If you feel that the taste is too plain, you can add red dates and wolfberry in an appropriate amount to enrich the taste and add more nutrients to the diet.
Composition : lotus seeds, Poria, Chinese yam and Gorgon
Overall function : Strengthen the digestive system, Remove dampness, Improve body energy level
- Poria cocos
Invigorating the spleen and removing dampness, it can help the body to drain moisture and dampness, and it can also invigorate the kidneys. For the people who have a urinating issue, or office workers are prone to lower extremity edema. eating Poria and exercising can improve circulation, facilitate urination, and reduce edema.
It has the effects of invigorating the kidney, invigorating the spleen and stopping diarrhea, and dehumidifying to eliminate the leucorrhea. This herbal is suitable for the people with symptoms such as diarrhea, urinary incontinence, lack of qi and blood, lower back pain.
- Lotus seeds
It has the effects of invigorating the spleen and stopping diarrhea, stopping the belt, nourishing the kidney, nourishing the heart and stabilise the emotion, Therefore, lotus seeds are suitable for women who have leucorrhea, men are prone nocturnal emission, incontinence, people who prone to have a knee and lower back pain and edema.
Chinese yam can nourish the spleen and improve function of stomach. For example, people with thinner body, less muscle and indigestion can use yam to nourish the spleen and stomach to increase the absorption of nutrients and to strengthen the muscles.
- Prolong life
Sishen Decoction has a health care effect on the spleen and stomach. The spleen and stomach are the foundation of body, when spleen be in a good condition, the physique will be improved accordingly, which will naturally prolong life. Among them, Poria, in addition to nourishing the spleen and stomach, it can also promote spiritual health, to maintain health.
- Stabilize blood sugar
For people with high blood sugar, replacing rice with Sishen formula can help lower blood sugar and gradually restore physical strength.
- Remove moisture and beautify
Sishen soup has a good dehumidification effect. It is believed that Sishen Decoction can be used for beauty, and it is also aimed at skin problems caused by heavy dampness in the body, such as edema, spots, eczema and acne caused by dampness. At the same time, it can also promote the body to absorb protein and fat, which is beneficial to the nourishment of the facial skin and make it shiny.
- Promote weight gain and weight lose
For people with weak body and digestive system, the effects Sishen can improve digestion and absorption, speed up the growth of muscles and bones, and have a better appetite, thereby gaining weight. For people with spleen deficiency and dampness, if they are prone to fatigue, edema, sticky sweating, poor appetite, and bowel and bladder issue, the effects of Sishen can help to lose weight.
Identification of Herbal
Poria is a fungal medicinal that does not contain starch and generally does not get mouldy. However, the Poria cocos obtained by pressing and slicing after mixing with starch will appear mouldy. The fake Poria cocos is generally cut into Poria cubes. Careful observation shows that the surface color is slightly uneven, mould spots are occasionally seen, the tastes slightly sweet. The real Poria cocos is generally more delicate in section than the fake Poria cocos, and the taste is lighter.
- There are no roots in the yam slices, but there are roots in the cassava slices. Although the roots are very small, it can be seen as long as you carefully observe it.
- Touch to distinguish real from fake. Dried yam flakes contain a lot of starch. When we touch it with hands, it feels more delicate, and there will be more starch sticking to our hands. Although cassava contains a lot of starch, it has more crude fiber than yam, feels rougher than yam to the touch, and leaves less starch on the hand.
- Identification method after cooking. Yam is generally easy to become soft, while cassava is difficult to soften. Boiled yam has a rotten, powdery texture, while tapioca has a harder texture.