June 26, 2017
Sleeping late exhausts the heart and yin causing yin deficiency and excessive internal heat. The heat leads to canker sores and acne, and usually accompanied by dry mouth, thirst, bad breath, dry eyes and constipation.
Sweet soup to nourish yin: sweet soup with lotus seeds and lily bulb
Ingredients: 1 fresh lily bulbs, 80g fresh lotus seeds with centers, 20g polygonatum root, rock sugar
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Cut open lily bulb.
2. Combine ingredients except the lily bulb with 1000ml of water in a pot, and place over high heat until the water boils. Switch to low heat and simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Add in the lily bulb in the last 5 minutes and add rock sugar to taste.
Effects: Nourishes yin and calms the mind. Relieves symptoms of dry mouth, sore throat, and irritability due to sleeping late.