Every confinement woman will have to go thru a certain confinement food, apart from restricted to take bath, hair wash, and so on. At night they are encouraged to take herbal soup as supper.
I was basically almost every 2 days, mom will double boil those herbal soup for me, either is Chinese Angelica Sinensis Root (Dong Quai/當歸) or other herbs like Eu Yan Sang’s Bak Foong Pills (白鳳丸) and, Codonopsis pilosula (Dang Shen/黨蔘), Wolfberry 枸杞.
Each of these Chinese Herbs has its ways of functions to reinforce our weakness in our body. For example, Dang Shen is to nourish the stomach and promote the flow of Qi. Dong Quai is to eliminate blood stagnation in women’s uterus or womb and it’s also balancing a woman’s hormone system too.
When I under went such treatment, the only thing that really made you so moody apart from the loss was the restrictions. Restricted from taking bath, hair wash, bare foot, must lie on the bed all the time, not allow to drink room temperature water, it has to be warm water, sweating like nobody’s business, etc.
But according to many elderly, it is a good sign if your body is sweating even though you’re stagnant. That shows that, the herbs are nourishing the body, especially the womb.