LOTUS ROOT TEA: Helps to relieve coughing and dissolves excess mucous in the body. Grade one half cup fresh lotus root, squeeze the juice into a pot and add a small amount of water. Cook 5 to 8 min, add a pinch of celtic sea salt or tamari soy and drink hot.
SHIITAKE MUSHROOM TEA: Used to relax an overly tense, stressful condition and helps dissolve excess fats in the body. Soak a dried black shiitake mushroom cut in quarters. Cook in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes with a pinch of celtic sea salt. Drink half a cup at a time.
TAMARI BANCHA TEA: Neutralizes an acidic blood condition, promotes blood circulation and relieves fatigue. Pour one cup of hot bancha twig teas over 1 teaspoon tamari. Stir and drink hot.
For a comprehensive guide to medicinal foods and healing please see MICHIO KUCHIS MACROBIOTIC HOME REMEDIES, edited by Marc Van Cauwenberghe MD (Tokyo, NEW YORK: JAPAN PUBLICATIONS, 1985)