Fish Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

KD Yin Xu-Water - Nina Gaglio

Fish Soup– Serves 3 to 4

1 (1-2 inch) piece of ginger, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic minced

¼ cup goji berries

2 tablespoons rice wine

5 cups water

1 pound fresh salmon (boned and cut into 1-2 inch chunks)

½, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces.

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

Overall TCM Functions:

This dish strengthens Kidneys to counteract fatigue and insomnia.  It Nourishes yin and fluids.

Salmon- sweet, neutral, SP/KD. Strengthens spleen, nourishes yin, blood, and KD jing.

Ginger- pungent, warm, LU, SP, ST. Stops nausea and vomiting, detoxifies other herbs, reduces inflammation.

Soy Sauce- salty, cold, SP, ST, KD. Harmonizes middle jiao, clears heat.

Clove- pungent, warm, ST, KD. Dispels internal cold, warms the KD, stops pain.

Rice wine- pungent, sweet, warm, ST, LV, HT. Expels cold, invigorates blood, stops pain

Goji berries, sweet, neutral, KD, LV, LU. Nourishes LV and KD, moistens LU.

Sesame oil- nourishes yin and fluids, helps to expel phlegm.