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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


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


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


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.

Ginseng, antler and sea cucumber soup

Categories: Asian, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, menopause, Soup


Ginseng, antler and sea cucumber soup

Ginseng (6g)
deer antler (1g)
dried sea cucumber (250g)

Soak the sea cucumber overnight, clean and cut into small cubes; slice the ginseng, and grind the deer antler. Bring to the boil 750ml water in a pot, add in the sea cucumber and cook for 15 minutes; discard floating foam and add in salt, millet wine and ginseng slices; cook for a further 30 minutes; add in deer antler powder and cook for 5 more minutes, add pepper and sesame oil to taste, and thicken with cornstarch paste. Sprinkle green onion on top and serve hot.

Ginseng enriches the primordial energy of the body; deer antler warms the kidney; sea cucumber replenishes essence and promotes storage of marrow.