July 24, 2015
Chrysanthemum or “ju hua” is beneficial for vision. It is suitable for those who suffer from dry eyes or strain their eyes often at the computer. Modern research has shown that Ju hua is high in antioxidants. It is also often used to ward off cold and flu and can be a good immune system booster.
In Chinese Medicine, goji berries are known to nourish the kidneys and brain. They are also high in antioxidants, Vitamins C, B1, and B2.  It has gained much attention due to marketing recently and labeled a “super food” but the Chinese having been using it for centuries to improve and maintain health. Goji berries also have the ability to strengthen the eyes and nourish the Liver and Kidneys.
1) Chrysanthemum 10g (8-10 cloves)
2) Goji Berries 6 g (small handful)
3) Organic Honey or Stevia (Optional)
*All ingredients can be purchased relatively cheap from an Asian herbal store. The chrysanthemum flowers (Ju Hua) are a specific variety used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Please be sure to wash thoroughly before consuming!
- Add about 2 cups of water into a tea pot. (Add organic honey or stevia optional)
- Heat until boiling add the washed herbs of goji berries and Ju Hua.
- When the water is boiling again, lower heat down to a low simmer for about ten minutes.
- Remove from the stove. Enjoy!
Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.