Ginseng, Dang-gui and Chicken Soup (2004)

Treat all symptoms of blood and qi deficiency


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Ginseng, Dang-gui and Chicken Soup 

SYMPTOMS

Extreme weakness after long period of sickness; all symptoms of blood and qi deficiency.

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

Most nutritious tonic to promote blood and qi, improve bodily functions and energy.

INGREDIENTS:

  •       Angelica (dang-gui) head 當歸頭- 40gm
  •       Korean ginseng 高麗人參- 16gm
  •       Chicken - one whole (about 2 lb., use black-meat chicken for best effects)
  •       Pitted red dates  紅棗- 4
  •       Ginger 生薑- 2 slices
  1. Wash chicken, cut into halves, remove skin and fat and put in boiling water to rinse for 5 minutes, retrieve and rinse.
  2. Rinse herbs and dates.
  3. Put all ingredients in a casserole with enough hot water to cover the chicken and put on the cover.
  4. Place the casserole on a stainless steel cooling stand inside a pot or a wok with enough hot water at the bottom to reach up to the lower third of the casserole. Cover the pot or wok with lid.
  5. Steam over medium-high heat for 3 hours. Add boiling water to the cooking whenever necessary to maintain the steaming and prevent burning.
  6. Remove and add salt to serve. Drink soup mainly.

USAGE:

Not suitable when having cold, flu or cough. Take regularly as a health tonic.

ALTERNATIVE METHOD:

Bring the soup to a boil in a pot for about 10 minutes and transfer the cooking to a slow cooker and cook for 6 to 8 hours with high heat.



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