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Nanakusa: Feast for Health - Amber Lotus Publishing
On the seventh day of the first month, the Japanese prepare and eat a rice porridge containing seven herbs—a custom which is believed to bring longevity and good health. Traditionally the seven herbs are water dropwort, shepherd’s purse, cudweed, chickweed, nipplewort, turnip, and daikon. Since the herbs used are some of the first greens to …