This dish is suitable for consumption after the 12th day.
Black Chicken is rich in protein, and helps to supplement pneuma (Qi) and enrich blood. As with all meat during confinement, you must blanch it in hot water to clear the dirt and to ensure that the soup is clear after cooking.
Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui) helps to regulate menstruation and soothe pains and the intestines. It is warm and sweet in nature and can strengthen the blood.
Why is a confinement period important?
Giving birth to a child causes alot of stress to a woman’s body. Excessive bleeding, sweating, body pains are some of the common problems. The confinement period has the objective of strengthening the mother’s body to its original health or even better, as well as to restore the uterus back to the original size.
The confinement period is typically divided into 4 stages. A woman is at her weakest right after childbirth and hence it is not advisable for her to eat tonics or nutritious food immediately.
Stage 1 (1st Week after Childbirth)
Clear lochia (vaginal discharge for the first fortnight after birth), and heal existing wounds.
Stage 2 (2nd Week after childbirth)
Repairs tissues and strengthen internal organs
Stage 3 (3rd Week after childbirth)
Strengthens physique and nourish body
Stage 4 (4th Week after childbirth)
Strengthens overall vitality , tone the body and beautify complexion
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