The season of dryness is back. Do you have any strategies to fight dry skin? What about Snow Fungus Soup?
In this traditional Snow Fungus Soup recipe I am going to share the ancient Chinese secret that can nourish your dry skin. In fact, Yang Kwei-fei (AD713 to AD756) who was an imperial Tang dynasty concubine, and one of the four great ancient Chinese beauties, is said to have credited the snow mushroom with maintaining her youthful appearance.
What is Snow fungus? Snow fungus has many names, such as white wood ear, silver ear fungus and white fungus. It has no flavour and is delightfully crunchy.
Snow fungus is a type of mushroom that is commonly used in Chinese cuisine. This is a sweet style of soup made with snow fungus, red dates, lotus seeds and goji berries. these ingredients can be found in an Asian store or market.
According to Chinese Medicine snow fungus strengthens the Lung function and due to the gelatinous structure and high concentration of polysaccharide, it boosts skin hydration. It is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties. The lotus seeds are good for spleen and kidney function, while the red dates assist with digestion.
This Chinese herbal immunity boost soup is a great way to warm the digestion and support and balance your body. Since digestive issues can interfere with your sleep, it can also improve sleep.
For example, you can enjoy this soup throughout winter to support your body, promote general health and reduce the symptoms of winter ailments.
You can also have this soup three times per week during a cold or flu to help speed up recovery, reduce fatigue and strengthen your body constitution.
Ingredients: fu ling, corn silk, huang qi, lotus seeds, Chinese dates, chen pi, shitake mushrooms, chao yi yi ren
The Chinese herbs in this immunity boost soup recipe are easily obtained in most Asian grocery shops. However, we also have the Chinese herbs for this recipe available at Bing’s Natural Health that are pre-packaged together in the correct quantities for this recipe. Click on this link to see Bing’s Things
Your kidneys regulate the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Stimulate them with this Chinese traditional breakfast porridge that can be made quickly and easily. After just 3 weeks you will notice white hair darkening and your grey hair changing back to its natural colour. The Chinese date, walnuts and black beans are the key to its effectiveness because they are powerful kidney rejuvenators.
Don’t forget to take photos before you start eating this regularly and note the improvements in your hair and nails over the coming weeks.