|This is dang gui.|
- Treatment related to women's reproductive health.
- Improves cardiovascular health.
- Menopause treatment and herbal tonic for women.
- Fertility treatment.
- Speeds up recovery after childbirth.
- Improves conditions of heavy menstrual bleeding and relieves period pain.
- May prevent the existence of uterine fibroid tumors.
- Improves blood health, balances blood pressure and functions as a blood tonic.
- Relieves constipation.
- Benefits the conditions related with the virus herpes zoster, headaches and migraines.
- May ease chronic inflammation in the case of rheumatism.
- Also benefits in the condition of fibrocystic breast disorder, hepatitis and allergies.
Liana is the author of the blog 'A step closer to Allah' which I visit regularly to quench the thirst of my soul, but one day she posted on this lovely & healthy recipe that I cannot resist sharing (legally copyrighted, no worries). So, thanks again to her for this and here we go...
- 2 onions(you could use less, I'd like more), finely chopped
- A packet of button mushrooms(or other kind of mushroom, your pick), sliced
- Some chilli, finely chopped
- 500g of ground chicken
- 6-7 pieces of sliced of dang gui, to be crushed
- Some tomatoes
- 2 carrots, cut into julienne (you could substitute it for potatoes,cubed)
- mixed province herbs (optional)
- Salt & pepper
- Chicken stock, chicken cube
- canola oil (or other veggie oils)
|The trustworthy ingredients|
|This is the lesung batu|
- Heat a few spoons of oil in a wok.
- Add in onions and chilli until they let off an aroma.Wait until the onions are yellowish.
- Add in the crushed dang gui, use your hands or wrap them in a cloth and give a thud with a lesung batu.
- Next, goes in the mushrooms.
- Add a few splash of water, or more to make it more watery.
- Once it starts to boil, add in the chicken cube and carrots.
- Now add in the ground chicken, give a stir or two.
- Add in the province herbs, salt, pepper and tomatoes.
- Occasionally add up the water, to ensure there's a bit of gravy in the wok. Add more water if you prefer soup style.
- Let simmer for a 20 minutes(for the dang gui to thoroughly cook), or more to enhance thevdang gui's flavor.
- Done! Serve with rice or pasta.
|This is the end result, photo credits to Liana.|