August 2, 2019
Winter melon and kelp soup to clear heat
When you walk around during hot summer, you may have bad appetite, or even stomach discomfort symptoms such as indigestion, stomach bloating or constipation. Hot summer makes you sweaty. From Chinese medicine perspective, excessive sweating can exhaust heart qi and cause skin discomfort like eczema. You should appropriately consume ingredients that can clear summer heat and avoid stimulating food. You should boil a soup with ingredients that can clear summer heat and dispel dampness, let your body have some relief. The following soup is especially suitable for this hot summer and when you are suffering from lack of appetite.
Tips for soup to clear summer heat:
Appropriately add in ingredients such as winter melon, hairy gourd, old cucumber, coix seeds, mung bean, corn silk, papaya, night-blooming cereus.
Winter melon soup with kelp, peanuts and purple haricot
Effects: clears summer heat and relieves thirst, relieves stomach discomfort such as indigestion, bad appetite, fatigue or constipation.
Ingredients: 600g winter melon, 60g kelp, 20g peanuts, 30g purple haricot, 4-5 dried scallops and 2 candied dates.
1. Rinse all ingredients. Winter melon cut into pieces. Soak kelp for 20 minutes and remove from water.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2000ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 1.5 hours. Add salt to taste.