Monday, February 23, 2009

Change of Season Soup

With Spring approaching it is sometimes difficult to slough off the remains of the Winter season - physically and metaphorically! 

Here's a soup that will pick you up and help support your immune system during seasonal transition times:

Using equal parts of each herb (2-3oz ea.), combine:

Codonopsis pilosula root (Dang Shen)
Astragalus root (Huang Qi)
Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam)
Chinese Lycii berries (Lyceum)

These herbs can be found in Asian herb shops and sometimes even come pre-packaged for convenience. 
The soup is to be taken 2 weeks leading up to the change in season and can be taken simply as a broth that you sip continuously throughout the day, or used as a stock for soups.


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