Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Ode to my grandmother

Since I have been wheeled out of the operating theatre, my grandmother has taken it upon herself to nurse me back into good health through traditional medicinal foods. My first course was ground up double boiled rhino horn, which is about the foulest thing I had to swallow. But I had to be the filial granddaughter and I lapped up every single drop with my breath held. The next liquid that she had made me is bird’s nest which has been more palatable. Since this weird food has been taken for granted as a wonderful thing in the Chinese diet, I decided to do a little research about the benefits of Bird’s nest.

Benefits of Bird’s Nest

- Helps stimulate appetite and aids digestion
- Ideal for the elderly and children, both men and women.
- Provides a unique pre-digested form of protein and nutrients that will help speed up recovery of chronic illness.
- Pregnant women are especially encouraged to consume Bird's Nest -- it is believed that the baby will have a beautiful glowing complexion.
prevent internal dryness
- Useful in maintaining youth and enhancing a smooth and wrinkle-free complexion.
- Superior tonic for woman.

Source: http://www.decoco.com/birdnest.htm

So I guess grandma is right in feeding me strange foods.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about benefits of rhino horn? I'd like to hear about that one!

2:11 AM  
Blogger joone! said...

Apparently, the use of rhinoceros horn in Eastern medicine to treat fever and nosebleed. I wonder why my grandmother fed it to me.

11:03 PM  

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