September's "Food and Drug Recipes" by Chinese medicine pharmacist Ai Okubo to energize your cells

[September 2023]
``Zucchini recipe'' that will help you maintain a strong body even when the seasons change

In September, the end of summer, there is the Autumn Equinox, which marks the turning point of the yin and yang cycle that occurs twice a year. The climate changes significantly before the autumnal equinox, and after that, the weather calms down, transitioning into full-fledged autumn, and eventually entering the dry season.

Let's build a body that can withstand the change of seasons by taking three steps now: ``measures against fatigue'' accumulated during the intense heat, ``measures against autonomic nervous system'' due to changes in atmospheric pressure, and ``measures against immunity'' in preparation for the dry season. .

◆Key ingredients for September


September is divided into two types of climate, the first half and the second half. Since this is the time of year when summer fatigue can be felt, it is recommended to take vitamins such as beta-carotene and vitamin C, which have high antioxidant properties, vitamin B group necessary for creating energy, and dietary fiber that maintains normal immune function in preparation for the period when the throat tends to get irritated. is an essential nutrient. Zucchini is a vegetable that contains all of these.

◆Recipe introduction

For a rust-free body! Marinated zucchini and salmon

Accented with salmon, which contains the red pigment astaxanthin, and mustard, which contains a characteristic scent and isothiocyanate, it increases antioxidant power and resets summer fatigue.
Marinated zucchini and salmon →Check out how to make it in the video

Ingredients 1 zucchini 100g salmon
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Grain mustard (appropriate amount)

How to make ① Slice the zucchini thinly lengthwise and heat in the microwave (600W) for about 1 minute.
②Place the salmon on the zucchini, season with salt and pepper, and roll it up. Secure with toothpicks if necessary and place in a storage container.
③ Sprinkle the seasoning mixture in ② over ② and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Once it's mixed in, add the grain mustard and it's done.


*Salmon can be eaten as sashimi or smoked as you like.

Nutritious zucchini and pork side dish soup

A hearty side dish soup that is accented with ginger, which contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, α-pinene that aids in digestion and absorption, and camphene, which protects against sore throats.
Nutritious zucchini and pork side dish soup →Check out how to make it in the video

Ingredients 1-2 zucchini 200g pork
2 cloves of garlic 4 pieces of ginger 400ml water
Miso 1 tbsp Ground sesame seeds (optional)

How to make ① Dice the zucchini and cut the pork into bite-sized pieces.
② Lightly fry the sliced ​​garlic and ① in a pan with olive oil.
③Add water to ②, bring to a boil, then dissolve the miso.
④Add the shredded ginger, mix, transfer to a bowl, and sprinkle with ground sesame seeds.


*Ginger loses its nutrients when exposed to water, so a quick wash is all you need.


Ai Okubo

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Pharmacist, Chinese herbal medicine counselor. She studied Chinese medicine, medicinal cuisine, and oriental beauty at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and became the first Japanese to receive an international TCM cosmetology qualification. After managing herbal medicine pharmacies, dispensing pharmacies, and beauty salons, she became involved in product development, writing, and corporate consulting as a medical and beauty expert, including herbal medicine and herbal medicine.

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