White Chicken with Hawthorn Fruit and and Wolfberries

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

White Chicken with Hawthorn Fruit and and Wolfberries

Combine 30g Hawthorn fruit, 10g of gou qi zi and 150g white chicken meat together. Add a handful of Black Wood Ear mushrooms. Cover with either broth or water and cook until the chicken is done. Add pepper to taste. Serve over quinoa or brown rice or cous cous.

Chicken – sweet, warm. Affects spleen stomach, kidney. Supplements qi, nourishes blood, consolidates kidney, boosts wei qi.
Black wood Ear -sweet, neutral. affects spleen and kidney. Supplements qi and xue, consolidates kidney, softens hardened arteries, prevents cancer.
gou qi zi – sweet, nuetral. Affcts Lung, Liver, Kidney. Nourishes Liver and kidney, improves vision, moistens lungs.
shan zha – sour, sweet, slightly warm. affects Spleen, stomach, liver. aids digestion. invigorates xue.
Pepper – pungent, warm. Affects stomach, LI. Warms MJ, decends stomach qi, invigorates xue.

Indications: chest pain or other severe localized pain, dark or dusky tongue, choppy pulse.

Although these ingredients don’t enter the Heart itself, they work together to treat arteriosclerosis which can be a result of Heart Xue stasis.