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Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) theory teaches that we are part of Nature and are made up of her elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each element has corresponding organ systems and their functions. The Five Elements is an ancient elaboration of the endocrine system.
Lotus Seed, Dried Lian Zi 蓮子
Lotus Seed nourishes and calms body and mind. Lotus seed is often cooked in soups, deserts or boiled and served with raw honey. Lotus seeds, called Lian Zi, the mature seed of the water lily, tastes mildly sweet and is astringent.
In Chinese mythology, the Rabbit is the only zodiac animal that lives with the Goddess Chang'E on the Moon. The spirit of the Rabbit is vigilant, witty, ambitious, and ingenious. Be healthy for the Year of the Rabbit: Boost Vitality and Mood. Traditional Chinese medicine offers many valuable health tonics for beauty, vitality, and longevity.