The “nanakusa-gayu” is also effective in allowing our stomachs to rest when they have become exhausted from the copious meals of the New Year. This is because rice porridge is good for digestion, and the herbs used in it are also effective in helping the functions of the digestive organs.
Java water dropwort : increases appetite
Shepherd’s purse : rich in iron
Jersey cudweed : prevents colds and has an antipyretic effect
Chickweed : rich in Vitamin A
Japanese nipplewort : rich in dietary fiber
Turnip : rich in vitamins
Daikon : promotes digestion and prevents colds