December 13, 2018
Warming soup to replenish the lungs and nourish qi
For those with yang deficiency, qi deficiency or blood asthenia, you may feel cold in the winter no matter how many layers you put on. When you have yang deficiency and insufficient qi and blood, there is not enough yang qi in your body to keep warm. Aside from layering up, you also have to condition your body. Codonopsis root is mild in nature, helps to replenish the core and nourish qi, strengthen the spleen and nourish the lungs, especially suitable for those with yang deficiency, qi deficiency, and blood asthenia. Here is a vegetarian codonopsis root receipt to help replenish lung and spleen qi as well as nourish the kidneys and improve yang.
Appropriately add in ingredients to dispel cold such as chestnut, garlic, green onion, glutinous rice, cinnamon and peppers.
Vegetarian codonopsis root soup with carrot and Chinese yam
Effects: replenish lung and spleen qi, replenish the kidneys and strengthen yang. Alleviate aversion to cold, weak and sore knees and lower back, frequent night urination.
Ingredients: 2 carrots, 1 fresh Chinese yam, 80g fresh chestnuts, 15g codonopsis root, ¼ cup glutinous rice, 6 Chinese red dates, 10g longan meat, 10g wolfberries, 2 candied dates, 2 slices of raw ginger
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel chestnuts. Peel carrots and Chinese yam and cut into pieces.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2500ml of water 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 with heat related symptoms or those recovering from cold and flu.