Sunday, March 1, 2015

“ U-eong Cha” Burdock Roots Tea/牛蒡茶/우엉차

“ U-eong Cha” Burdock Roots Tea/牛蒡茶/우엉차 Beverage

In Korea, we can either buy the fresh burdock roots or braised burdock roots at the supermarkets. The braised burdock roots that are available at the supermarkets are normally in long and thin form, which are normally used for making "kimbab".

Today, I am going to introduce the "u-eong tea/우엉차/牛蒡茶“( Burdock roots tea). I bought the fresh burdock roots, use my dehydrator ( if you don't have the dehydrator, we may dry it under the sun  ) to dehydrate the burdock roots, fry it  without cooking oil and use it to boil as tea....


今天,我是向大家介绍“ u-eong tea/우엉차/牛蒡茶。我从市场买了新鲜的牛蒡, 用风干机( 若您没有风干机,则可以将它嗮乾)这将牛蒡风干,再乾炒一回,然后用来泡茶。。。

The taproot of young burdock plants can be harvested and eaten as a root vegetable. While generally out of favour in modern European cuisine, it remains popular in Asia. In JapanArctium lappa is called "gobō" (牛蒡 or ごぼう); in Korea burdock root is called "u-eong" (우엉) and sold as "tong u-eong" (통우엉), or "whole burdock". Plants are cultivated for their slender roots, which can grow about 1 metre long and 2 cm across. Burdock root is very crisp and has a sweet, mild, and pungent flavour with a little muddy harshness that can be reduced by soaking juliennedor shredded roots in water for five to ten minutes.

Dried burdock roots (Bardanae radix) are used in folk medicine as a diuretic, diaphoretic, and a blood purifying agent. Anecdotal reports from the 19th century suggest that this medicinal plant has also been used by the Ojibwa tribe, and today, in form of an ingredient in Essiac tea for the alternative treatment of some cancers. As an oily macerate, it is a component of some cosmetics, shampoos and hair care products.

牛蒡学名Arctium lappa)是菊科牛蒡属植物,又名东洋参东洋牛鞭菜白肌人参吳某吳帽夜叉頭牛菜鼠粘蒡翁菜便牽牛蝙蝠刺牛旁便南牛,果实别名恶实大力子


牛蒡的成熟果實(牛蒡子)是常用的中药。牛蒡子性味辛苦寒,可疏散风热、透疹、消肿利咽,用于银翘散、牛蒡汤、透疹汤、瓜蒌牛蒡汤、普济消毒饮等[。 可做為抗氧化劑。可藉由幫助控制細胞出現突變,進而抵抗癌症。協助過多的液體、尿酸及毒素排出體外。具有抗細菌及抗黴菌的特性。純化血液、恢復肝臟及膽囊的功能、刺激消化及免疫系統作用。幫助癤以及面皰這類的皮膚問題,可減輕痛風以及更年期的症狀。牛蒡根可以用來滋潤頭髮,以促進頭皮及頭髮的健康。

(source: wikipedia)

                                 Use the  dehydrator to dehydrate the burdock roots..

After the burdock roots are dehydrated, fry it with medium heat without using the cooking oil...

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