Protect your body against Cold and Flu with this “Change of Season Soup”
A delicious way to protect your body against cold and fluChange of Season soup is an immune tonic, which has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to prepare the body for cold and flu season. It nourishes the “yin” energy and protects the lungs, which are more susceptible in the fall and winter. Ingredients Equal parts (2-3 oz each) of each herb:
- Astragalus root (Huang Qi): Helps to strengthen protective defences, strengthen “Qi” energy, nourish the spleen, and tonify the blood and lungs.
- Codonopsis pilosula root (Dang Shen): Helps to tonify and strengthen “qi” energy. It helps to build blood and nourish body fluids.
- Lychii/wolf berries (Gou Qi Zi): Lycii berries help to strengthen the liver and the kidneys.
- Dioscorea/wild yam (Shan Yao): Dioscorea is a herb that tonifies and balances the lungs and the kidneys.
Recipe courtesy of the Hillcrest Centre for Health. Pick up your herbs today!