Chinese red dates are one of the most popular foods in the China. They have many health benefits and this is a reason why it is used as a traditional herb in China for ages. Also, in China, these dates are used as a health tonic and also, they are used as food. There are many traditional herbal formulas, which include Chinese red dates as their ingredient. They are used in cooking to balance the food. Chinese people buy Chinese red dates on special occasions and give to their friends as gift. Chinese red dates are red and soft on the outside and they have a sweet smell.
The inside of red dates is soft and moist. You can find red dates in Chinese markets or grocers all year round. Many people do not know that they have many health benefits, and unfortunately they are not popular enough in Western food and diet therapy culture. But, there are some cases when Chinese red dates are not recommended, such as in cases when people suffer from any of the following conditions: smelly stools; constipation; mouth ulcers; stomach bloating; red face; body heat or fever; tooth disease, including gum and tooth pain or infection; worms; cough with yellow phlegm and bad breath. Here are some health benefits of red dates:
Red dates improve insomnia
There are some studies in which are found that the Chinese red dates can help to people who suffer from insomnia due to the lack of Qi and blood. In the Chinese medicine is considered Qi and blood deficiency for one of the biggest causes for insomnia. This is happening because blood is not able to moisture the heart and liver, which is causing a Ying and Yang disorder.
This disorder is causing sleep problems, like lack of energy from the beginning of the day; lots of vivid dreams and light sleep (easily woken). Also, these people can experience pale skin, palpitations, lower blood pressure, dizziness and shortness of breath, especially during activities. Also, they can notice tremoring hands when they become tired. It is very important to eat these dates while you are on treatment for insomnia. They can help you to deal with your symptoms.
Red dates protect the throat
It is known that Chinese red dates can help to alleviate the dry throat. You should stir fry some red dates until they get black in color. Then, boil the dates and serve them as tea.
Soothes the stomach
You can boil Chinese red dates with raw ginger and use it as your home remedy for soothing of stomach. Also, you can combine licorice, cloves and frankincense together and grind into a powder. Then, you should red dates, raw ginger and salt to taste and bring this home remedy to boil in water and serve it as a tea.
There are some studies in which are shown that it can help you for better digestion of food, tonify your blood and calm your mind. You should add these dates in your diet, so you can avoid many symptoms which are associated with iron deficiency (like insomnia, pallor, poor appetite, lack of energy, stomach cramps or diarrhea from eating cold food, lack of muscle on the arms and legs, etc.).
There are some studies in which are shown that it can help to reduce the cholesterol levels, so you should add it in your diet.
You can boil it with eggs, because this is known traditional Chinese treatment for maintaining youthfulness. You should boil red dates with longan fruit and brown sugar until the dates and longan are soft. Then, you should turn the heat down to a simmer and add one egg to this mixture, until it is cooked.
You can soak Chinese red dates in water. This home remedy can help to nourish the liver and detoxify the body. When you drink red date water on daily basis, then it will increase the body’s serum protein levels, which can help to protect the liver and detoxify the body.
Improve the immune system
It is known fact that these dates have high amounts of Vitamin C, which can help to improve the function of your immune system.