Soups, broths, porridges, and congees have been used medicinally since ancient times. Nothing warms the bones like a nice, hot, bowl of soup with steamed vegetables and nourishing medicinal herbs. This Lung Soup can be made for those who are healthy, as well as those experiencing seasonal distress.
Astragalus root has been used by Traditional Chinese Medicine herbalists as a general immune tonic. This tasty herb is very mild and can be eaten once cooked down. Typical dosages of Astragalus root in herbal formulas can range from anywhere to 15-30 grams. It’s a great herb for children, elderly, and all stages in between!
Reishi mushroom is known as the Mushroom of Immortality because of it’s well-rounded health benefits as an herbal tonic. It works through the cardiovascular system as well as the immune system. It also has an effect on the nervous system in calming the “Shen”, or “spirit”, a benefit well-known about to the ancient practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dang Gui has a warming and circulating energy to it, great for those cold winter nights when a soothing bowl of medicinal soup stock broth is just what one needs. Dang Gui is known as a blood building and tonifying herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, making it a great addition to this nutritive herbal soup stock.
Suggested use: Simmer herbs in a quart of water for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Strain herbs out of broth (option to keep herbs in and eat!) Add vegetables, cook for 10-15 minutes. Let cool before enjoying!
Formula crafted by Dr. Malik Cotter.