Lotus Root Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity

Lotus Root Soup
Serves 4
Traditionally these soups are best cooked in a soup clay pot over charcoal fire, but now a day not many families are still using charcoal stove. Hence cooking over gas stove or slow cooker is also ok.
Ingredients
1.2-3 section of lotus root
2.5 dried red dates
3.1 honey date
4.200 grams pork ribs
5.2 dried scallop
6.4 dried oyster
7.1 tablespoon wolfberry optional
8.2 liters water (some will dry up during cooking)
9.Salt

Method
1.Wash the lotus root and remove the skin, slice into thin slices of ½ cm.
2.Wash all other ingredients.
3.Put all ingredients, and water in a soup or stock pot, and put to boil. Turn down flame to very small and allow to slow boil for 3-4 hours.
4.Add salt to taste, and serve hot.

You can also cook this in slow cooker for 4 hours.

TCM Analysis-The lotus root quenches thirst, stops bleeding, clears heat, and cools the blood. The red dates and pork ribs tonify the blood, while the oysters and scallops moisten dryness, clears heat and tonifies Yin to support blood. Overall, this recipe nourishes the blood while clearing blood heat.