Winter Melon and Job's Tears Soup (1528)

Relieve dampness and lose weight recipe


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Winter Melon and Job's Tears Soup

 

SYMPTOMS:

Retention of water resulting in occasional swelling of face and eyes, cough with phlegm, dull and dark complexion.

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

Diuretic, clears mucus, relieves dampness and is effective in losing weight.  

INGREDIENTS: (2 to 3 servings)

  • Winter melon 冬瓜 – 180gm
  • Job's tears (yi yi ren) 薏以仁 – 30gm
  • Citrus peel (chen-pi)  陳皮 (pre-soaked and with white tissue removed) – one piece
  • Lean pork – 200gm

1.    Wash pork, cut into large pieces and put in boiling water to boil for a few minutes, remove and rinse.

2.    Remove skin of melon and cut into cubes.

3.    Rinse herbs and put all ingredients in a soup pot with about 2 litres of water. Bring to a boil, remove foam and reduce heat to simmer for 2 hours.

4.   Add a little salt to serve.

USAGE: 

Not suitable for people with hepatitis, duodenal ulcer, or gastroenteritis.

 

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