Considered in Chinese antiquity as therapeutic preparations reserved for the members of the imperial family for longevity, they then evolved over the centuries to be distributed throughout China, becoming a sort of popular panacea.
Born from the marriage between dietetics and traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia, the “Zhou” of today have evolved to more gastronomic than therapeutic forms. Still served in China nowadays in “specialized” restaurants, they retain all their attractiveness in terms of prevention.
Unprecedent, this book rich in history and advice rehabilitates 188 original and delicious recipes to prevent and maintain good health. All based on cereals and legumes, they rebalance energetically the liver, the heart, spleen, stomach, lung and kidney, for more vitality, for weight regulation, and for any other need. As examples, there is the recipe for the Six Spirit Bowl, which is indicated for toning the Spleen and Stomach of people whose digestive system is weakened. But also, the recipe of carrot bowl and lamb meat for people with a deficiency of Kidney Yang or a deficiency of Qi and blood, with signs such as asthenia, fear of cold, weakness lumbar area and knees, abdominal pain.
To find your way, you will find at the end of the book a therapeutic index, an alphabetical classification of 60 Chinese plants, 90 common ingredients with their properties and therapeutic indications, as well as practical addresses to get them…