Sea Cucumber Soup

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Wood: Sea Cucumber Soup (Tonify Liver Blood)

Dusten Nelson

Ingredients:

Sea Cucumber 2 oz (60g) – nourishes blood and yin, moistens dryness

Chinese Red Date 4g – tonifies qi and blood and supports yin

He Shou Wu 1 oz (25-30g) – tonify jing and move blood

Serves: 1

Cooking Instruction:

1. Wash all ingredients and and cut sea cucumber into pieces

2. Blanch sea cucumber in boiling water for a few minutes; drain, rinse with cold water

3. Put all ingredients in a double layer steamer, add appropriate amount of water, cover with lid and

steam for 2 hours over low heat

4. Add a pinch of salt and serve

Actions/Indications/Functions:

1. Tonify liver blood, benefit liver yin

2. Benefit qi, nourish yin, tonify kidney, strengthen yang, moisten intestine, unblock bowel, promote urination, treat jaundice

3. Tonify qi and blood, harmonize spleen and stomach

Caution:

Not suitable for patient with damp-heat (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, bitter taste in mouth, scanty and yellow urination) or exterior syndrome with fever, headache or sore throat.