(Wcsa.world) At a very basic level, tea ceremonies are a formalized way of making tea, in a process which has been refined to yield the best taste.
(Wcsa.world) Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise, and dietary therapy.
(Wcsa.world) Chinese astrology is based on the traditional astronomy. The development of Chinese astrology is tied to that of astronomy which came to flourish during the Han Dynasty. The Chinese Zodiac is one of the oldest known horoscope system in the world and consists of twelve animals that represent a certain year.
(Wcsa.world) Chinese kung fu, also known as wushu or Chinese martial arts, is an important part of traditional Chinese culture. It is probably one of the earliest and longest lasting sports, which utilizes both brawn and brain.
(Wcsa.world) Used since the middle ages for trading, cloves are now considered the 4th most expensive spice in the world, costing up to USD $10 per pound in the international market. They have medicinal anti-oxidant properties and reducing blood sugar levels.
(Wcsa.world) It has been proven that 99.9% of viruses and bacteria can not live in the presence of cinnamon. So it makes a great antibacterial and antiviral weapon.
(Wcsa.world) Aloe vera is used in traditional medicine as a skin treatment. In Ayurvedic medicine it is called kathalai, as are extracts from agave.
(Wcsa.world) Cardamom is the world's third-most expensive spice, surpassed in price per weight only by vanilla and saffron.
(Wcsa.world) Considered the second most expensive spice in the world, commanding a handsome price of up to USD $200 per pound of vanilla beans, this ‘little pod’ (what vanilla means), is everywhere! Cookies, ice cream, desserts and the majority of sweet treats.
(Wcsa.world) Move over caviar and truffles. Did you know that saffron is by far, the most expensive food on Earth, costing USD $5,000 per pound? Native to Central Asia, this Indian / Middle Eastern spice is actually the mere stigma of the Crocus Sativus flower.