Friday, March 25, 2011

Trying some Chinese herbs for dry cough

This dry cough has been ongoing for nearly 4 weeks now. I have had enough of this! Yesterday I bought a pack of Chinese herbs called Tan Ke Qing Fei herbal tea from a Chinese medical shop. The preparation was somewhat tedious in that I have to boil and simmer the herbs with six bowls (Chinese rice bowl size) of water, boil and let it evaporate till there was one bowl of liquid left and drink it.

Seemed easy enough until I tried. Somehow it didn't evaporate as plan and I still got about 3-4 bowls of herbal tea. My entire house was filled with the typical herbal smell though I am ok with this kind of aroma, as I kinda like it. The herbal tea preparation may not have gone according to plan, but after taking it, I felt a little better with less coughing. So I was going to give this another go tonight.

My wife was a little sceptical but if it worked then why not give it another go?
Strange was the fact about this dry cough. The Sinseh said the cough could 'turn' from cold to heaty and the heat could be buried within the chest waiting to break out. Hmm... Whatever that means. Anyway as long as I can get rid of this cough no matter the method I'll go for it!



Finally found cure for dry cough using this Chinese herbal drink

2 comments:

Xtine said...

Did it work? I made a Chinese herbal soup a few days ago as well to help me with my cold.

Jan Leow said...

Soothes the throat. Loosen the phlegm somewhat so that I could cough easier. Still took time to recover. But at least when there was phlegm the coughing would not be so bad. When throat has no phlegm, coughing was a torture! Despite what doctors says about having phlegm, based on personal experience having phlegm is better than no phlegm for dry cough.