Sep 8, 2014

After Menstrual Care - Pat Chan Soup

Today I'm not blogging about beauty, but this is a post that is pretty important for girls to read. A lot of you probably already know about pat chan soup that needs to be taken after our period cycle ends. If you don't know about it, you should read on. Pat chan is a mixture of herbs. You have to cook the soup and take it one or two days after your period stops.

Why you need to take pat chan soup?
During menstrual period, "dirty blood" may clogged on our fallopian tube and cause cyst. When you take pat chan, it works as a detox mainly to clean our fallopian tube. At the same time, it will restore the amount of blood lost during menstrual.

Where do you get the pat chan soup?
You can buy the herbs from Eu Yan Sang or Hai-O, but I would recommend you to buy it from ordinary chinese medical hall. The price difference is huge and the ingredients are the same. If you don't know how to pronounce it, just copy these words and hand it over to the uncle ----> 八珍. For simpler solution, you can load this blog post and show it to him on your mobile. LOL!

What are the ingredients?

One pack of the herbs can serve 2 person. If you have sister, you can share it with her. For serving of 2 person, prepare 2 hard boiled eggs. 

How to prepare:

Step 1 - Cook 2 hard boiled eggs. I think it is not a rocket science to cook hard boiled eggs and I'm pretty sure all of you know how to do that. 

Step 2 - Bring 1 litre of water to boil in a slow cooker. If you don't have a slow cooker, a normal pot will do. 

Step 3 - Throw all the herbs into the pot and let it brew until the soup turns black. Let the ingredients boil at high heat for 15 minutes. Then lower down the fire to let it simmer for 30 minutes. When you lower down the fire, put the eggs into the pot.

This is what you will get at the end of the process...

I know it is not really that pleasant looking. And it does look like some concoction that an evil stepmother will cook to poison her stepchildren. But no, I'm not trying to poison you all. LOL! You can ask the chinese medical hall uncle to explain all the benefits. If you don't speak Chinese, you can go to the Chinese herbal shop in Paradigm Mall lower ground floor (same row as Delectable by Su), the owner is new generation Chinese medical hall uncle. He speaks very good English. 

The pat chan soup is definitely halal. The ingredients are made of tree bark, tree root, prunes and leaf. It is 100% plant based. 

If you are too lazy to prepare the soup, you can get it in the form of pills. I don't think every Chinese Medical Hall has it, but you can definitely get it from Eu Yan Sang.