The Lok Mei Cheng Poh Leong soup is a sweet Chinese herbal soup that is touted to “clear “heat” and strengthen the immune system. It is said to be good for the kidneys and liver, and for reducing stress.
- 500g chicken or meat
- 1 tsp salt to taste
- 2L water
- Lok Mei Cheng Poh Leong Soup ingredients
Lok Mei Cheng Poh Leong Soup Ingredients (see disclaimer below):
- Rhizoma Polygonati Officinalis – Solomon’s Seal? Not too sure what this is because I couldn’t find the genus “officinalis”. Anyway, Solomon’s Seal is for pain, fever, inflammation, allergy, and weakness.
- Semen Euryales (Qian Shi) – apparently for treating chronic diarrhea, nocturnal emissions, premature ejaculation and vaginal discharge
- Bulbus Lilii (Bai He) – apparently for treating dry cough, sore throat, dry lungs, insomnia, and abdominal pain
- Semen Nelumbinis – apparently for treating diarrhea, anorexia, spermatorrhea, uterine bleeding and insomnia
- Dioscorea Batatas – Chinese Yam. Apparently for treating cough, fatigue, anorexia, diarrhoea, premature ejaculation, urinary frequency and vaginal discharge.
- Arillus Longanae (Long Yan Rou) – Logan. Apparently for treating insomnia, palpitations, forgetfulness and dizziness.
- Put the meat into water and bring to the boil. Remove the meat and clean off the meat scum.
- In a crock pot (slow cooker), place water, meat and soup ingredients. Turn on high heat until bubbling. Reduce to low heat and continue cooking for another hour or two.
- Add salt to taste.
Three thumbs up! Another one in the bag for the boys…
I’m not an expert on Traditional Chinese Medicine. I’m just a mother trying to understand the health benefits behind some of the commonly used herbs in Chinese cooking. You can believe it – or not (I don’t believe everything either) – I’m just the messenger so don’t shoot me.
One of the main problems with Traditional Chinese Medicine is the lack of proper documentation. Sometimes there is even a lack of agreement on what’s what. I’ve tried to make do with what I can find and decipher.