What is Sheng Hua Tang
Sheng Hua Tang is formulated to promote blood circulation, warm your body up, relieve pains, and also aid in lochia discharge. These are all extremely crucial health benefits that new Mums need. This soup normally consists of herbs known as dang gui (当归), chuan xiong (川芎), tao ren (桃仁), pao jiang (炮姜), and zhi gan cao (炙甘草).
Put simply, its main benefit is to cleanse the blood and stimulate the blood flow. After you have given birth, you will keep discharging the mucus and tissues from the womb which may feel like normal menstruation to you. As previously mentioned above, this is known as the lochia discharge.
Lochia is the vaginal discharge after giving birth that contains blood, mucus, and tissues from the womb. Lochia discharge typically continues for four to six weeks after childbirth. Sheng Hua Tang can significantly enhance this whole process. In fact, each of the herbs named above functions to help the blood cleansing process in one way or another.
Sheng Hua Tang is also said to be able to relieve pains following childbirth. Some of the body discomforts post childbirth come from irregular blood flow. You may also experience headaches due to this. Since this concoction is meant to boost the blood flow, you can feel rejuvenated again by consuming once in a while.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories, your body is believed to be in a ‘cold’ state and weakened Qi post-delivery. Sheng Hua Tang exudes heaty properties that will bring back warmth to your body. This will put you in a cosy and comfy mode at all times.