Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Black Sesame with Milk

This is yet another recipe I picked up from TV. You see, you can learn from TV if you choose your TV programmes well.

Black sesame with milk is a drink recommended for people who are constipated.

Black sesame seeds are used to tonify yin, jing and blood and most importantly, moisten the intestines. Hence its usefulness in helping to move the bowels. (It's associated with Kidney and Liver meridians.)

Other than that, Chinese love the black sesame because it can keep your hair glossy and black. A sweet, thick dessert made from ground black sesame seeds is often served in good Chinese restaurants. In fact, black sesame seeds are good for improving memory and preventing Alzheimers.

Here's how you can prepare this beverage:

Warm up some 400 cc of fresh milk.
Add 1 teaspoon of black sesame seed powder.
Mix well. Add honey to taste. Also if you wish, you can add in some medlar seeds (pre-soaked in hot water to soften).
Drink warm.
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