February 7, 2020
黑芝麻 — 性平，有益肝腎、養血烏髮、潤腸通便功效，可改善早生白髮及皮燥髮枯的問題。
黑木耳 — 性平，具有滋養益胃、補氣強身、涼血活血功效。
黑豆 — 性平，具補腎健脾、利水下氣功效。有助紓緩因腎虛引起的腰痛、水腫、容易抽筋等症狀，適合各種體質人士服用。
烏雞 — 性平，具滋陰清熱及補肝益腎功效，滋補效果比雞較為溫和。
Black ingredients to replenish kidneys and nourish yang
According to the ancient Chinese Medicine principles, the five elements of nature: wood, fire, earth, gold, and water can correspond to the five internal organs of the body: liver, heart, spleen, lung, kidney. Green, red, yellow, white, and black are the five corresponding colours. If you eat more ingredients of related colors, you can nourish the five internal organs to achieve health effects.
Black corresponds to the kidneys. Many black ingredients have the effect of nourishing kidney qi, such as black sesame, black fungus, black bean, black chicken, etc. The kidney yang masters yang qi of the body, and nourishing the kidney can provide vital energy to protect against the virus. So it is suitable to nourish the kidneys during winter. In addition to nourishing yang, the kidneys from Chinese medicine perspective also involves bone, blood, reproductive development, growth and aging, and urinary functions. Therefore, nourishing the kidney can also keep skin firm and make hair black and shiny.
Black sesame- mild in nature, can nourish liver and kidneys, nourish blood and improve hair quality, loosen the bowels to relieve constipation. It can improve the problem of early appearance of white hair and dry skin and hair.
Black fungus- mild in nature, can nourish the stomach, replenish qi and help to improve immunity, cool blood and improve blood circulation.
Black soya bean- mild in nature, can replenish kidney, strengthen spleen, promote diuresis and lower qi. It can relieve symptoms like lower back pain, edema, and frequent cramping due to asthenic kidney. Suitable for all body types.
Black chicken- mild in nature, can replenish yin, clean heat, nourish lungs and kidneys. Suitable for those with yin deficiency body constitution. The replenishing effect of black chicken is milder than chicken.
Tips for soup to replenish kidneys:
Appropriately add in ingredients such as walnut, chestnut, blaze mushroom, black glutinous rice, black date.
Black chicken soup with wolfberry leaves and black beans
Effects: improves hair quality and replenishes kidneys, relieves symptoms of increased white hairs, sore lower back, tinnitus and difficulty passing stool due to asthenic kidneys.
Ingredients: 300g wolfberry leaves, 2 carrots, 30g black beans, 1-2 black fungus, 15g wolfberries, 2g candied dates, 1 black chicken
1. Rinse all ingredients. Soak black fungus until soft. Stir fry black beans without oil in wok until fragrant. Blanch black chicken for later use.
2. Combine all ingredients (except wolfberry leaves) with 2500ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 2 hour. Add wolfberry leaves for the last 15 minutes and add salt to taste.