Winter Melon and Job's Tears Soup (2212)

Treat dull and dark complexion, constipated with scanty urine


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Winter Melon and Job's Tears Soup

SYMPTOMS:

Dull and dark complexion with puffy eyes and face, coarse skin and constipated with scanty urine.

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

Relieve dampness and clear heat, diuresis and improve complexion, invigorate the spleen, improve digestion and promote blood.

INGREDIENTS::

  • Lean pork - 320gm
  • Winter melon 冬瓜 - 2000gm
  • Job's tears (yi yi ren) 薏以仁 - 80gm
  • Citrus peel chen-pi) 陳皮 - one piece (pre-soaked and with white tissue removed)

1.   Rinse winter melon, remove skin and seeds and cut into big pieces.

2.   Rinse pork, cut into large pieces and put in boiling water to cook for a few minutes, remove and rinse.

3.   Put all ingredients in a pot with adequate water (about 3 liters) and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.

4.   Add salt to serve. Eat some melon with soup.

USAGE:

Not suitable for people with cold spleen syndrome (with acid reflux).



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