Benefits of Burdock Root [牛蒡子]
Burdock plants are a biennial herb that can be found in Northern Asia and Europe. This plant itself is packed with lots of medical benefits from the roots to the leaves.
But what we are interested is the root. The Burdock root has been used for centuries in holistic medicine to treat a variety of different conditions. Traditionally, it was most commonly used as a diuretic and a digestive aid.
Burdock root contains a natural dietary fiber called inulin, which can be used to promote bowel movements, lower cholesterol, and reduce the accumulation of toxins in the body. In addition, it has also been used to treat skin conditions like eczema. Which is the main reason why my wife made this soup for me. I have eczema, although not that serious it is rather uncomfortable when the irritation kicks in.
Note: We are not saying that once you drink this soup, your will recover from eczema. Diet therapy is a long term process 🙂
|Chicken bones (or Pork ribs)||250 grams|
|Burdock Root||50 grams|
|Carrot||1 piece (cut to cubes)|
|Apricot kernels||One handful|
|Honey date||One piece|
|Dried Scallop||2 pieces|
Steps to Becoming Stronger
- Blanch the chicken bones for a few minutes
- Wash and peel the carrot and cut into chunks
- Wash and cut the corn into 4 or 5 sections.
- Peel and cut burdock into thin slices.
- Rinse the honey date, apricot kernels and dried scallops
- Put all ingredients in a soup pot (in our case we use slow cooker) with about 2 litres of water.
- Add salt to serve
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