A traditional medicinal Japanese beverage, also known as kudzu cream
Recommended whenever you feel peckish
, hung over
, or nauseated.
I call it my Magic Potion
, and have used it to impress many a friend who complained of “just not feeling right.”
- Whisk a tablespoon or two of kudzu with a mugful of cold water in a small pan. (Don’t add kudzu to warm or hot water, or you’ll produce kudzu dumplings, and you’ll need to start over.)
- Heat the water while you add the ginger (about a teaspoon) and the umeboshi (about a tablespoon or two). Add a pinch of salt if desired.
- Whisk vigorously and heat to a gentle boil. The mixture should become less cloudy and somewhat gelatinous.
- Adjust the ginger, ume and salt to taste.
Pour into a mug and sip. Healthful! Delicious! Tonic! Invigorating! Repeat often.