Kidney Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

Kidney Soup

1 pair of lamb’s kidneys, trimmed and chopped
4 cups water or less sodium chicken broth
½ cup black beans
10g. chopped spring onion
10g. minced ginger
½ tsp salt

Boil black beans for 15 minutes, then add other ingredients and continue boiling for 20 minutes. Serves 1-2 people.

Lamb’s kidneys: sweet, hot; KD. Tonifies KD qi/yang.
Black bean: sweet, neutral; SP/KD. Nourishes KD yin and yang, promotes diuresis, resolves toxin.
Spring onion: warm, acrid; activate yang, promote dieresis, regulate qi.
Ginger: warm, acrid; SP/ST/LU. Activates yang.
Overall, this recipe tonifies the KD qi/yang and promotes urination.
Contraindicated in those with pronounced heat signs.