Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Doraji"/ Balloonflower is good for the treatment of cough /桔梗是咳嗽的良药/도라지는 기침과 같은 기관지 질환에 좋다

2012/12/22 20:00 

Keep the root of the balloonflower and honey in a container for storage.

The roots of the balloonflower after removing the skin...

Slice the roots of the balloonflower in short and thin stripes....or you may just slice it into pieces instead of thin stripes...

Dear readers, do you know that Balloonflower is good for the treatment of coughs and colds ? In Korea, we do use the root of the balloonflower to mix with the honey, eat it when we have cough.

亲爱的读者们,您们可知道桔梗是咳嗽的良药? 在韩国,当我们咳嗽的时候,我们会用新鲜的桔梗参入蜜糖服用。

Platycodon grandiflorus (from Greek "πλατυκώδων", meaning a broad bell) is a species of herbaceous flowering perennial plant of the family Campanulaceae, and the only member of its genus. This species is known as platycodon or Chinese bellflower. Depending upon the region, it is also referred to as the Japanese bellflower, common balloon flower, or balloon flower (referring to the balloon-shaped flower buds). It is native to East Asia (China, Korea, Japan and East Siberia) and bears blue flowers whose five petals are fused together into a bell shape at the base, like its relatives, the campanulas. The flowers appear in mid- to late summer, and there are varieties with white, pink and purple blooms in cultivation. In Korea, white flowers are more common

The root of this species (radix platycodi) is used extensively as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of coughs[4] and colds. In Korea, the plant is known as doraji (도라지) and its root, either dried or fresh, is a popular ingredient in salads and traditional cuisine

桔梗学名Platycodon grandiflorus英语Balloon Flower),别名包袱花铃铛花僧帽花,为桔梗科桔梗属植物,生长在中国朝鲜半岛日本西伯利亚东部。根可入药,亦可腌制成咸菜,在中国东北地区称为“狗宝”咸菜。在朝鲜半岛,桔梗是很有名的泡菜食材,当地民谣《桔梗谣》所描写的就是这种植物



( source : wikipedia )

Ingredients :

roots of balloonflower  210 g
honey 400 g

Method :

1. Remove the skin of the roots.

2. Wash and drain it.

3. Slice it into pieces and cut it in short & thin stripes.

4. Put the sliced roots and honey in a container, mix it well.

5. Can eat it immediately and keep in the container for storage.

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