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Confinement Recipes

Red Dates Tea (Postnatal)

Drink this everyday after delivery.


  • 12 dried red dates (should be 8 but they look small so I added some extras)
  • 2 dried black dates (should be 8 but don’t have enough)
  • 10 goji berries
  • 8 dried longans
  • 1 dang shen (radix codonopsis), cut into 1-inch length
  • 1 big piece of ginger (optional)


  1. Wash all ingredients. Cut the ginger in half and smash with the back of cleaver to release flavor.
  2. Prepare a big pot with 2 litres of water and throw everything inside. Bring to boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer slowly for about 1 to 1.5 hours. (Or 2 hours in slow cooker on high setting).
  3. Drink warm.

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