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Mushroom Soup

Categories: Bi Syndrome Hot, High blood pressure, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat

Mushroom Soup
Mushroom-6 to 8 (cooling, sweet, cools blood and heat)
Lean pork-120gm (Cooling, sweet, supplements blood and yin)
Job’s tears (yi yi ren)-16gm (sweet, bland, sl. cold, leaches out damp and clears heat, strengthens the SP)
Chinese yam (Shan Yao)-12gm (sweet, neutral, tonifies SP)
1. Rinse mushroom and soak in cold water for 2 hours until soft. Change water a couple of times.
2. Wash pork and cut into big pieces. Rinse herbs.
3. Put all ingredients in a pot with adequate water (about 2 liters) and bring to a boil. Remove foam, reduce heat and cook for 2 hours with about 2 cups of soup left.
4. Eat mushroom with soup.
Promote diuresis to relieve dampness, clear heat, lowers blood pressure, helps with weight loss.
Take this soup regularly with meal for best result.

Chinese Yam & Longan Desert

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Chinese Yam & Longan Desert
Chinese Yam (shan yao)-15gm (Sweet, neutral, tonifies SP qi)
Dried Longan fruit (long yan rou)-25gm (sweet, warm, nourishes blood, tonifies HT and SP)
Rice (Glutinous)-100gm (neutral to warming, sweet, supplements qi, strengthens center burner)
Red date (Da Zao)-10gm (sweet, warm, tonifies SP and qi, nourishes blood)
Honey to sweeten (neutral, sweet, supplements qi and blood)

1. Rinse all ingredients.
2. Cut yam into small pieces and cook together with longan, rice and red date with adequate water (2 to 3 cups) over medium high heat to make congee. Stir regularly to prevent burning.
3. When congee is done (about 30 minutes), add honey to taste and serve warm.
Tonify qi and blood, lubricate internal dryness, and invigorate spleen, stomach, lungs and kidney. Especially good for all menopausal symptoms.