November 16, 2017
Friday Soup Series- Soup to relieve hangover
We are not here to encourage alcohol drinking, but have an occasional drink is not a big deal either. Chinese medicine says that alcohol is hot in nature, they can promote qi and blood circulation and dispel cold. But when you consume too much alcohol, it can lead to dampness retention which causes phlegm and heat and negative effects on liver functions. A lot of urbanites have very busy lifestyle, sometimes are even irritable and impatient. They have frequent late nights, prefer strong flavored foods. Overall, they tend to have heat-related symptoms, and when combined with alcohol, it’s like adding fuel to the fire.
Kudzu Root Soup with Carrots and Mung Beans
Ingredients: 1 kudzu root, 2 carrots, 2 potatoes, 40g mung beans, 2 candied dates
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel kudzu root, carrots, and potatoes and cut into pieces.
2. Combine ingredients with 2500 ml of water in a pot, and place over high heat until the water boils. Switch to low heat and simmer for an additional hour. Add salt to taste.
Effects: Clears heat and promotes diuresis. Relieves hangover symptoms such as tired limbs, sore back and lack of appetite.