Tuesday, January 24, 2012
"Magic" Black Soy Beans...and there is a tea for it!
Okay, enough of that. Let's stop with the ridiculousness, we know there's nothing magical about black soy beans, but you'd be in awe if I shared their powers with you.
Without getting into too many complicated explainations, black soy beans are the black seed of the latin plant, glycine soja. Sweet in taste, it's found to be extremely benefical for the spleen and kidneys. Don't be surprised if it also improved blood circulation, acts as a duiretic, improves bone and joint disorders, bronchitis, improves kidney and bladder problems, irregular menstration, removes toxins from the body, and overall helps to relax. Phew! What a mouth-full.
I've been feeling a little under the weather with this winter season and wanted to give my dry cough some reflief, so I whipped up some yummy black soy bean tea. Try drinking a cup of this for 24 hours and tell me how you feel after...I feel great!
BLACK SOY BEAN TEA
1/2 cup rinsed black soy beans (un-cooked, no cans please)
2 cups of water (ratio of beans to water will always be 1:4)
1-inch piece of kombu
Place the beans in the water with the kombu. Let it come to a boil and cover. Heavy pot and lid is always best. Cook beans for 30 minutes! They won't be cooked all the way, but you can always finish cooking them later. Strain the beans—you better save that water because that's your tea! Drink about 1/2-1 cup every 2 hours. It's like MAGIC!