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Mung Beans Treats Acne, skin condition and has Anti-aging Properties.

Mung beans can clear heat, reduce acne and detox the body

 

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Mung beans are a very popular food in china and they are used in different recipes. Mung bean noodles, cake, porridge, soup and even wine were commonplace.

Mung bean sprouts can be found in many fried noodles.

1. The health benefits of mung beans

Li Shi Zhen (1518-1593), A chinese doctor and pharmacologist stated in his book Ben Cao Gang Mu that “mung beans are highly recommended not only as a rich source of nutrients but also as a medicine”.

Some of the herbal actions ascribed to mung beans were clearing of heat and toxins from the body, balance the organs and skin, and tonify Qi. Mung beans can also improve circulation throughout the twelve channels of the body.


i. Clear heat and prevent summer heat-stroke

In TCM the source of heat can be from external sources such as the sun or stove if one has to stand in front of it the whole day or from internal sources such as heaty food or yin deficiency.

Some of the physical symptoms from absoring much external heat may include : feeling hot and sweaty, red face, thirst, dry skin, constipation, lack of energy, headache and/or dizziness.

Mung beans have been shown to regulate body temperature and prevent heat stroke.

Cooked mung bean soup is best kept refrigerated which helps to preserve and increase its health effects. Drinking two or three cups a day of this soup will help to release the summer heat and rebalance the body’s yin and yang.

ii. Clear the skin and reduce acne

In traditional chinese medicine mung beans are considered as as sweet in taste and has a cooling nature. It can clear heat and toxins from the skin, and cool heat in the blood.

Acne , common skin rash, cold sores, mouth ulcers, pimples and boils will find that mung bean porridge is highly benefitial.

The phytoestrogens found in mung beans also contain anti-ageing properties that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which benefit healthier skin.

iii. Clear toxins from the body

The proteins, tannins and flavonoids in mung beans are also considered effective for binding to and clearing pesticides and heavy metals like mercury and lead from the body.

2. Mung bean soup recipes

a) Mung bean soup recipe for summer heat and hot weather

This recipe is suitable to clear body heat and prevent heat stroke during a hot summer.

2 handfuls of mung beans 7 cups of water

Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat. Set the soup aside to cool (once cooled it can also be refrigerated).

Drink this thin soup as required. The beans can also be eaten if soft enough.

b) Mung bean soup recipe for skin conditions

This recipe can help to clear skin heat and reduce acne and other skin complaints as mentioned above.

2 handfuls of mung beans 4 cups of water

Bring to the boil for 3 minutes in a saucepan, then remove from heat and cover with a lid.
Allow the beans to soak in the boiled water for 30 minutes then strain and drink the thick liquid soup.

This process can be repeated once more using the same batch of mung beans.

It is recommended to drink one cup of this soup twice a day in conjunction with regular treatment.

Give yourself two days break from the soup after every five days.

3. Mung Bean Porridge
You can also make a mung bean porridge to take consume either at breakfast or during tea breaks. For this you need to wash and soak the mung bean over night.  175 g dry mung beans will give you about 4 or 5 portions.  Drained the water and put it to a pot with 550 ml of water and bring it to a boil and then simmer until thickened into a porridge consistency. Add salt or sugar/ honey to taste. Don’t forget to stir every 10 minutes or so to prevent it being burned. 

4. Precautions and diet advice

Due to the cooling nature of mung beans there are not suitable for people who have a cold body constitution. If you have diarrhoea or often experience cold symptoms such as cold hands and feet please do not take mung bean soup.

If you are unsure or if your symptoms persist, please consult with your physician.

𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐲, 𝐎𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐮𝐟𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐩

𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐲, 𝐎𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐮𝐟𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐩

External remedies are important in the treatment of itchy scalp. Traditional chinese remedies had been used for centuries to manage this problem. Western medical approach tended to use very harsh chemicals to kill of the suspected pathogen and i.e. fungus.

Traditional chinese remedies heal the the person by bringing back balance to the person’s scalp and body. The reason why some people have itchy scalp while others do not is because of an imbalance in the person’s body system.

Here are some traditional chinese remedies to treat itchy , oily and / or dandruff scalp.

𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚 #𝟏

Chrysanthemum 菊花, JU HUA
Mulberry root-bark Sang Bai Pi 桑白皮
Aconite root ZHI FU ZI 制附子
RHIZOMA LIGUSTICI GAO BEN蒿本
pine leaf, SONG YE 松叶
vitex fruit, màn jīng zĭ ,蔓荆子
Herba Ecliptae Mo Han Lian 旱蓮草
holy basil Shèng luólè 圣罗勒
Mulberry Mistletoe Stems sāng jì shēng 桑寄生

for 100g each.

Process into a coarse mixture, and store in a container.

Each time, take 150g of the mixture and decoct to make 1500ml of herbal solution for washing the scalp and hair.

This is suitable for dry and itchy scalp with or without dandruff.

𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚 #𝟐

Oriental arborvitae leafy-twig cè băi yè 侧柏叶 (50g),
perilla leaf zĭ sū yè 紫苏叶 (50g),
caltrop fruit bái jí lí 白蒺藜 (100g).

Process into a coarse mixture, and put in a cotton bag, cook with 1500ml of water for 30 minutes (boil and then simmer under low heat), then filter the solution in another container, and let it cool down.

Dip a towel in the solution, cover on the head and massage for a while.

Do this in the morning and night. This helps clear heat, lubricate skin, and stop itching, which are suitable for dry itchy scalp.

𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚 #𝟑

Sophora root (Radix Sophorae Flavescentis) ,kŭ shēn苦参
wild chrysanthemum (Flos Chrysanthemi Indici ) , yĕ jú huā 野菊花
and dictamnus root bark(Cortex Dictamni Dasycarpi Radicis ), bái xiăn pi 白鲜皮

for 30g each. Decoct a solution and use it for washing hair and scalp, twice daily.

This helps eliminate wind, clear heat, detoxify and stop itching, which are suitable for oily and itchy scalp.

𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚 #𝟒

vitex fruit, màn jīng zĭ ,蔓荆子 (60g),
ledebouriella root (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae ) , fáng fēng 防风 (90g),
Mulberry Mistletoe Stems sāng jì shēng 桑寄生 (90g),
gentiana macrophylla root(Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae ) , qín jiāo秦艽 (30g),
hemp seed (Semen Cannabis Sativae ) , huŏ má rén 火麻仁 (30g),
Dahurian angelica root(Radix Angelicae Dahuricae ) bái zhĭ 白芷 (120g).

Process into a coarse mixture, and store in a container.
Each time, take 140g of the mixture and decoct to make 1500ml of herbal solution for washing the scalp and hair.

This is suitable for oily scalp with or without dandruff.

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Evidence-based Medicine Completely Worthless If …

This has huge implications. Evidence based medicine is completely worthless if the evidence base is false or corrupted. It’s like building a wooden house knowing the wood is termite infested. What caused this sorry state of affairs? Well, Dr. Relman another former editor in chief of the NEJM said this in 2002
“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful”

The people in charge of the system — the editors of the most important medical journals in the world, gradually learn over a few decades that their life’s work is being slowly and steadily corrupted. Physicians and universities have allowed themselves to be bribed.

The examples in medicine are everywhere. Research is almost always paid for by pharmaceutical companies. But studies done by industry are well known to have positive results far more frequently. Trials run by industry are 70% more likely than government funded trials to show a positive result. Think about that for a second. If EBM says that 2+2 = 5 is correct 70% of the time, would you trust this sort of ‘science’?

Selective Publication — Negative trials (those that show no benefit for the drugs) are likely to be suppressed. For example, in the case of antidepressants, 36/37 studies that were favourable to drugs were published. But of the studies not favorable to drugs, a paltry 3/36 were published. Selective publication of positive (for the drug company) results means that a review of the literature would suggest that 94% of studies favor drugs where in truth, only 51% were actually positive.

Suppose you know that your stockbroker publishes all his winning trades, but suppresses all his losing trades. Would you trust him with your money? But yet, we trust EBM with our lives, even though the same thing is happening.

Dr. Jason Fung

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Global Warming Revisited

Much had been said and reported on climate change. But how do one know that what had been reported , believed and adopted by government as true ? Donald Trump is the only head of government who had dumped the global warming alarmist agenda. He is of course not someone we would look up to as a model of scientific rationality.

But what if I were to tell you that many credible scientists had also called into question the many unfounded predictions and theories of global warming alarmists ? Here is a very nice video of a presentation by a NOBEL price winner for physics , Ivar Giaevar, who basically debunked many of these assertions and in a rather elegant manner.