Strengthen Spleen and Remove Dampness Soup

By NourishU

Symptoms

Weak digestion, lack of appetite and loose bowels.

Therapeutic Effects

Promotes spleen and digestive health, relieves dampness in the digestive system (stomach & spleen).

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Ingredients

(6 servings)

  • Pork bones 豬骨 – 240gm
  • Fuzzy melon 節瓜 – 480gm
  • Chinese Yam (shan yao) 淮山 – 10 slices (5ogm)
  • Job’s Tears (yi yi ren) 生薏仁 – 90gm
  • Dangshen (dang shen) 党參 – 90gm
  • Pitted red dates 紅棗(去核) – 6
  • Ginger 生薑 – 3 slices
  • Citrus Peel (chen-pi) 陳皮 – one piece (pre-soaked and with white tissue removed)

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Directions

  1. Rinse pork bones and put in boiling water to cook for a few minutes. Remove and rinse.
  2. Rinse herbs and put all in a soup pot with pork bones and about 3 litres of water. Bring to boil and lower heat to medium and cook for  one hour.
  3. Peel melon and cut into large pieces and add to the cooking. Continue to cook for another hour and add more water if necessary.
  4. When done, add salt to serve. Eat melon with soup.

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Usage

No restrictions.

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Would you like to learn more about the Spleen in Chinese Medicine? Check out these downloadable info sheets available on www.learnchinesemedicine.com

The Spleen – Theory in Chinese Medicine

The Spleen – Nutrition in Chinese Medicine

The Spleen – Dampness in Chinese Medicine

The Spleen – Patterns in Chinese Medicine

The Spleen Associations in Chinese Medicine – Poster

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