Sep
24
2013

Confinement Red Dates Tea

When I gave birth to Ethan six years ago, I remembered boiling red dates and dried wolfberry tea every single day during the first week of confinement. It is believed red dates tea can help increase breast milk supply as well as nourish our blood.

Naturally when I gave birth to Ayden recently, I wanted to drink the same thing again but this time, I was told to add more ingredient in it. I was also told to drink this instead of water for the entire month! @_@

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Red Dates, Dried Wolfberry Fruit, Radix Codonopsis and Dried Shelled Longan

Confinement Radix Codonopsis and Red Dates Tea

Radix Codonopsis – 60 gm (Effective against asthma polydipsia, fever, spontaneous sweating and metrorrhagia)

Red Dates – 60 gm (Invigorating blood, reduces frequent urination and nourishes complexion)

Dried Wolfberry Fruit – 20 gm (High in antioxidants, calcium, iron, zinc and vitamins, help fight diseases, reduce the risk of kidney and liver conditions)

Dried Shelled Longan – 20 gm (Nourishing spleen, invigorating blood and tranquilize the mind)

Of course I’m not so free to actually measure all the ingredients and ended up just dumping what I think is the suitable amount into the pot and let boil.

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By the way, I use the plump red dates and not those small seedless ones as I was told that those small dates (especially pitted ones) contain sulphur.

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My bowl of delicious confinement Red Dates Tea. 

Though I was told to drink this red dates tea every single day for the entire month but I did not. I just can’t make myself to drink the same thing again and again for 30 days no matter how delicious it is. It’s good enough that I’m even drinking this. If you see what I did during my confinement, you’ll FAINT eg I washed my hair on the 5th day as I can’t stand the itchiness! And because I gave birth a couple of weeks before the UPSR examination, I still carry on with the tuition classes for my Year Six students the moment I got discharged from the hospital as they needed me the most during these crucial time. My mom is okay with what I did so don’t judge me :P

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    So what happens if someone like me accidentally drink this tea? i get to produce milk? :D :D :D

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    Merryn Reply:

    Pls lah.. my hubby, Ethan and my mom drink this with me, they do not produce milk oso! :P

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    jolene Reply:

    please lah…. everybody can drink lah..

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    I also want to drink! LOL!! I think red dates is good for digestion!! :)

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    Merryn Reply:

    Ahh.. then you must boil this for yourself since Panda has some heartburn issues :)

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    I like also….. Very sweet and Refreshing!

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    I had these too, but the old fashion style, no addition ingredient.

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    My confinement drink is red dates water ONLY, no plain water allowed :P

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    I drank red dates water only for the entire month, no added ingredients and plain water :)

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    I drink the big seed red dates+longan drink most of times unless I take medicine or supplement I will drink warm water. Other than that I also drink Milo at least once a day.

    In all my chicken soup the CL will add wolfberry , red dates, sweet dates., longan and black beans. The soup taste sweet and funny but I am used to the taste now. Lol.

    Wow! What a dedicated teacher! Good luck to all your students that sat UPSR.

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    Wait ah!!! Wait till I give birth first. Hehehehehehe!!!!

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    You can also boil red dates witsh black dates and honey dates (matt choe). Its ok to wash yr hair once a week with warm water. Stay away from air-cond & fan.

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    what’s Radix Codonopsis?

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