Ching Po Leung Herbal Soup Packet 清补凉 / 清補涼
“Ching” is cleansing of the body. “Po” is replenishing nutrients back into your body for good health and strength. “Leung” is cooling. A spring and summer soup to detoxify, to moisturize kidneys, lungs & skin, and to nourish blood and essential fluids for a re-balanced body
Chinese Yam Rhizome (Shan Yao / Huai Shan, 山药 / 淮山)
Coix Seed (Yi Mi, 薏米)
Lotus Seed (Lian Zi, 莲子)
Fox Nut (Qian Shi, 芡实)
Solomon’s Seal (Yu Zhu, 玉竹)
Lily Bulb (Bai He, 百合)
Glehnia Root (Sha Shen, 沙参)
Longan Fruit (Long Yan Rou, 龙眼肉)
Total weight: 225g
| THE HERBS EXPLAINED
Chinese Yam Rhizome (Shan Yao / Huai Shan, 山药 / 淮山) - This starchy tuber creates a foundation for good digestion benefitting symptoms such as loose stool, fatigue, and lack of appetite. Beneficial for recovery after illness.
Coix Seed (Yi Mi, 薏米) - Resolves dampness and strengthen Spleen to ease symptoms of water retention, loose stool, and painful urination. It is also beneficial for supporting the digestive system.
Lotus Seed (Lian Zhi, 莲子) - Known for their anti-inflammatory properties, Lotus Seed’s calming benefits regulate one’s energy, ease insomnia and nerves, and expel heat. It also tonifies the Spleen to ease diarrhea and strengthen poor appetite.
Fox Nut (Qian Shi, 芡实) - High in antioxidants, anti-aging, lowers blood pressure, benefits cardiovascular health, regulates blood sugar, supports cognitive function, benefits the Kidney and Spleen, weight loss, and aids digestion.
Solomon’s Seal (Yu Zhu, 玉竹) - Nourishes Yin to clear heat and dryness particularly from the Lung and Stomach. This heat manifests through cough, dry throat, constipation, and dizziness.
Lily Bulb (Bai He, 百合) - Broadly used to clear heat, moisten the lungs to stop cough, and calm the spirit to ease insomnia, restlessness, and irritability from Yin deficiency.
Glehnia Root (Sha Shen, 沙参) - This herb clears Lung and Stomach Yin to ease dry cough and mouth, irritability, generates fluids.
Longan Fruit (Long Yan Rou, 龙眼肉) - Replenishes blood and Qi to calm the spirit and nerves to support restful slumber.
- 1 ½ lb (680g) pork bones (with a little meat still on)
- (Vegetarian alternative) 4-5 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in hot water for 5-10 mins
- 6-8 cups water
- 1-2 carrots (optional)
- 10g goji berries (optional)
- 2-3 dried figs or honey dates for sweetness (optional)
- 1 large scallop for umami (optional)
- 1-2 pieces of snow fungus for more Lung Yin nourishment (optional)
(Alternatively, cook only the herbs without adding pork bones or shitake mushrooms to prepare as a refreshing tea! A little bit of rock sugar can be added for additional sweetness.)
- Soak the pork bones in cold water for 1 hour. Rinse thoroughly and drain. This helps rid the bones of any impurities or blood to keep the soup clear.
- Parboil the bones for about 5 minutes and discard the water. Rinse the pot and bones once again to clean off any lingering impurities.
- Add the bones/mushrooms and entire herb packet into 6-8 cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 3-4 hours. You may need to occasionally skim off any scum, but parboiling and soaking the bones should prevent this.
- Add goji berries at the end if using and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Season with salt to taste, and enjoy hot or warm!
Each batch of this soup is 4 servings, and can be consumed 1-2 times over a number of days.
Always drink warm or hot!
Consult your TCM practitioner if pregnant or breastfeeding. This product is not intended to replace your practitioner. It is intended for general well-being and does not involve the diagnosing, prognosticating, or prescribing of medicine for any disease.
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