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
Body Boosting Soup
Enjoy this soup weekly throughout winter, ideally starting a month prior to winter, in order to boost your system and help prevent winter ailments.
You can also have this soup 3x/wk after a cold/flu to help speed up recovery, reduce fatigue, and build up your health again.
Included in the "Bing's Thing" package available from the clinic
Easier and much more healthy if you buy these fresh
Re-hydrate the dried shitake mushrooms by placing them into a small bowl and covering them with boiled water. Cover the bowl and leave to soak for 20-30 minutes.
Chop the carrot and turnips into chunks.
Place the huang qi, fu ling, chen pi and corn silk into a mesh/cheesecloth bag (for easy retrieval when the soup is done)
Add soup stock to a large pot. Add lotus seeds, chao yi yi ren, Chinese red dates and the mesh bag containing the other herbs to the pot. Bring to a boil.
Add carrots, re-hydrated shitake mushrooms, turnip and ginger. Simmer the soup for about an hour.
Add chopped parsley. Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Remove the mesh bag containing herbs before serving. Enjoy your nourishing immune building soup.
The Chinese herbs in this immunity boosting recipe can be obtained from Asian grocery shops. However, we also have these herbs available at the Bing's Natural Health clinic that are pre-packaged into the correct quantities for this recipe, because sometimes it can be awkward to buy these Chinese herbs in smaller quantities.