1 December 2009 5,437 views 2 Comments
Ingredient Name: Rhizoma Imperatae, Mao Gen or Cogon Grass
Traditional Chinese Name: 茅根 (mao gen)
What is this?
- A rhizoma (or underground stem) that has roots and shoots underground
- These are long, thin stems that are beige in colour and can be found fresh or dried
- They are slightly sweet in taste and are said to be a “cooling” food
How do I prepare it?
Wash thoroughly before use
Where can I buy this?
It is also available in Hong Kong wet marts (fresh)
You can purchase this in most Asian supermarkets (most likely prepackaged with sugar canes)
What is the cost?
The imperatae is very affordable with a bunch (about 10-15 stalks) at $5 HKD
Clears away heatiness in the body, lungs and stomach
Helps in cooling the blood and internal organs
Aids in urination