February 14, 2020
Soup to nourish lungs
Happy and healthy Valentine’s Day! You may have different ways to celebrate due to the current outbreak of Covid-19. To fight against the virus, it is important to always wash your hands, wear a surgical mask and maintain good hygiene. Most importantly, strengthen your body functions. Chinese medicine believes that people should nourish the lungs and qi to prevent the illness. Pathogens cannot invade the body when the qi in the body is strengthened. It can lower the chance of getting sick. Here is a soup to nourish the lungs that is suitable for the whole family. Radix pseudostellariae can nourish qi and yin, promote fluid production and relieve thirst. It is mild in nature that is suitable for children. You can also add hairy fig root to nourish qi and yin, strengthen the spleen and dispel dampness, as it is especially suitable for the recent cold and damp weather. This soup smells like coconut. Note that those who are already fighting a flu or influenza should wait until they have fully recovered to drink soup.
Tips for soup to strengthen the spleen and nourish lung:
Appropriately add in ingredients such as astragalus root, Chinese red dates, carrot, potato, sweet potato, sea coconut.
Apple soup with hairy fig root
Effects: nourishes qi and warm the lungs, strengthens the body to prevent illness
Ingredients: 30g hairy fig root, 1 apple, 1 carrot, 20g Chinese yam, 15g Radix pseudostellariae, 20g almond, 10g ginger, 2 candied dates
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel and core apple and cut into pieces. Peel carrot and cut into pieces.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2500ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add salt to taste.
Note: not suitable for those recovering from a cold/flu.