Apr 29, 2016

Banana Tea




                                                         
                   This one is not fully green
  


Banana tea

I got this recipe a few years ago from listened dhamma from the Thai monk, named Luong pah Jarun on YouTube (sorry, if I spelled his name wrong. I really don’t know how to spell his name in English language), and I did not know him personally.
He said; banana tea is good for the people who have stomach problem, stomach ache, stomach cancer, and intestinal cancer. 

It will help to heal effectively, or not, I don't know, but it not hurt to try, because it all natural. Everybody can drink the banana tea, it's not just for the people who has stomach cancer, or stomach problem, but for everyone, because banana tea may help to prevent you from the cancer also.

Banana have many health benefit, but I’ll not talk about the health benefit of banana today, because you can search and find the information all over on the internet.  


Ingredient: 

Thai green banana (If you cannot find Thai green banana, then just use American banana, but use organic banana


How to make:
Wash banana until it clean, then slice a very thin piece without peeling the skin off, then dry banana slices in the sun (if you can), or bake it at a very low heat, at around 200 - 250 degree, bake it until the banana are dry.

 Not recommend to bake at high heat, because the heat will destroy the nutrients from the banana, so just dry it. And as we know, eating raw fruits and vegetables will get all the nutrition to our body than eat cooked fruits and vegetable.

After the bananas are dried, you will need to grind dried banana into a powder, and keep banana powder in a jar for later to make a tea drink, and you can drink it as often as you would like too, it have no side effect for drinking a lot of this banana tea

But one ripe banana per day is good for you too. Thai people loved to eat Thai banana, because they believed it's preventing from being a cancer.  



Bless you!

 




Apr 25, 2016

Toothache Pain Relief


                                               



                                                             

                       Toothache Homemade Remedy


    This natural homemade toothache relief remedy, it's helps stop tooth pain within a few hours after used, and helps relief gum swelling, gum infection, and might prevent teeth from breaking, cracking, and might help whiten teeth with continued use

You will need only 2 things to make this toothache remedy:

 - Makrut leave (Haffir lime leave)
 - Sea salt.

Ingredients:

 2 - 3 oz. Kaffir lime leave (makrut leave), or about 3 to 4 hand full, more makrut leave, more effective to heal.

1 cup Sea salt (add more later if you feel it not salty enough), I think you maybe can substitute sea salt with Himalaya salt. I heard Himalaya salt is the best salt too. 

 6- 8 cups of water

This will last you for about 7 – 9 days. If water become less or dry out, then you can add more water to the mixture.




Instructions:


 1. Pick the bad leave out and soak good makrut leave in the water with baking soda for at least 15 minutes, then rinse it a few times. 

2. Mix everything together in a pot or sauce pan, and bring it to a boil on medium heat, or medium-low for at least 50 minutes to one hour. If water getting dry, then add more water as need it.

3. Let the medicine cool down before use the liquid to rinse your mouth same way as you use your mouth wash

*** Closed the lid the whole time, during boiling until it done, but let the lid open a little bit to protect the medicine from over flow.

     
Note : Warm the left over medicine at least 2 -3 minute every day, for about 7 – 9 days, before you want to discard the unused portion away. Add more water as need it, and leave the unused portion in refrigerator at night to protect it from rotten. 







How to use: 


     Pour only the liquid to a cup, for only the amount of liquid that enough  to rinse your mouth, switching in the mouth for about 3- 5 minutes before brushing your teeth. 
     
*** Use it  1 - 3 times a days.

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Where to buy makrut leave (Kiffir lime leave)


    You can find makrut leave at any Asian grocery store, or Asian super market. If you cannot find fresh, then look for one in the freezer. But if you can find fresh, then you can stock up, and save an unused makrut leave in the freezer for the next time you need it. 



       Or if you don't know where to buy, then you can go and ask people (owner) at the Thai restaurant, ask them, where they buy makrut leave, and you want to buy some for yourself. They will be able to tell you, because Thai restaurants are always have makrut leave to put in their curry and tom yom soup. 

     I got my at Hong Kong market for less than three dollars per pack, but it only 0.09 oz., it about almost 2 hand full for one pack, but you should buy 2 pack, and use all two pack, because the more makrut leave, it's will be more effective to heal your tooth pain, and swelling gum.

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                               Story behind the remedy recipe


      My grandfather had made this remedy for me, when I was still a little kid (on the time that I still have baby teeth). One day, I hurt my tooth real bad, and crying the whole night until I fell to sleep. This maybe because I always ate a lot of candy, and don't like to eat much vegetable. I love milk candy so much, but my favorite candy is a bird egg candy, which they made it look like real egg, it hard from the outside, but soft from the inside and have a filling also. Some time grandma bought it for me, but some time I bought it myself, on the way home from school, I will past a small grocery store, so I’ll stop and buy the candy, and I did not buy a few candy, but I buy a whole bag, and when grandma bought it for me, she bought a big bag also.

     Grandpa made me rinse my mouth in the morning, with his homemade mouth wash, before I brush my teeth, while he watching me the whole time, I think, he knows that I might not doing it, because of the tast, and I really did not like the test.

    I asked him, what did you put in here or what it made off? Something like that, he said, “magrood leave and salt” that all I know and remember, I don’t know he added something else or not, I'm too little to concerning about how he made this mouth wash for me. 

     But I still remember until today, because of the salty tast, and I also saw makrut leave in the pot every time (days) I took it to rinse my mount, until time for grandpa to throw it away. 

     His mouth rinse does help stop my toothache. I never see a dentist, until I’m in high school, that I hurt my tooth again and need a dentist to pull it out one bad tooth for me. But on the time that I’m in Middle school, the dentist has came to the school to check the students teeth. One dentist said; I have beautiful teeth, but some of my friend needs to pull out some of her tooth, that dentist told her to go do at the hospital, and she asked me to go with her.

      Last year in 2015, I had a swelling gum on the left side, and hurt my tooth at the same time, so it’s hurt so badly, its torture, I cannot chew anything from that side. I tried everything that I think, it might help to stop my toothache, and gum swelling; so I tried from floss my teeth, brush teeth with baking soda, put a sea salt in the mouth on the side that hurt, and leave it on for a few minute, brushed with a toothpaste that someone said it good, and it will heel, but nothing work, really!

      While I torture from the pain, and thinking about to find a dentist to pull out my tooth, but then somehow, I remembered my grandpa mouth rinse, so I hurried
go to Hong Kong super market right away, to buy Kaffir lime leave (citrus hystrix), or makrut lime leave, but Thai people called magrood. 

While I driving to Hong kong market, I hoping Hong Kong market will have the makrut leave on that day, because they did not have it often, but lucky me, I got it on that day. 

       After I got home, I washed and rinse the whole pack of makrut leave a few times with baking soda, and then I mixed with a lot of sea salt, and lots of water, and bring to boil for about one hour. Let it cool down before I rinse my mouth with makrut leave water. I feel better and within a few days, my teeth and gum are back to normal, but I continued rinses my mouth in the morning, and night for about one week, before I throw the mixture away. 

     Thanks to my grandpa, who’s has left this homemade remedy for me, and thanks to the earth that provided great herb on earth for us to eat and use.


Reference Kaffir name:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffir_lime


Apr 24, 2016

How to cook rice


                               

                  How to cook rice

In these day every house are cooking rice with rice cooker, but how about if your rice cooker is broken. Are you going to go to the store to buy the new one on that day? Well, for any reason if you cannot get the rice cooker right away, then you can cook the rice on the regular stove pot, it’s simple, and not much different from cooking with the electronic rice cooker. 
 
Get any sauce pan or pot that you want to use to cook rice.

First measuring rice and water:

2 cups of Jasmine rice


3 cups of water (4 cups for long grain rice)

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Prepare to cook step by step:

*** Cover the pot with lid all the time during cooking. But not fully cover it the whole pot on step 3 and 4, because it might over flow.


1. Put rice into the pot 


2. Rinse the rice for about one or two time


3. Filled rice with 3 cups of water, and put the rice pot over stove top on high or medium-high, for about 5-7 minutes, or until the rice is boiling, (this is for non stick pot). If using aluminum or stainless steel pot, then you need to stir rice after 3 or 4 minutes, to protecting rice sticking to the bottom of the pot.


4. After the rice is boiling, stir and reduce heat to medium for another 5 - 6 minutes.


5. Stir and then reduce heat down to medium-low for another 5-6 minutes, after that reduce the heat down to low (Lo), and set the time for 15-20 minutes.

6. Enjoy your rice :)

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Note: To protect the rice from burning, always set the time to help reminding you, so this way, you will not forget that you are cooking rice, and your rice will not get burn.

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    I always cook rice without using measuring cup (most Asian are cook rice this way). I feel it easier to cook rice this way, because I don’t have to remember how many cups of rice, and water I need to use. I can just cook any amount of rice and measuring the water level with my pointer finger (Index finger), by point the finger down on top of the rice (only touch the finger on top of the rice, do not put your finger into the rice), and fill the water until water level reach to the first line of the finger, if you are cooking long grain rice then water should reach to the second line of your finger, or about half way of your finger as picture show.