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Women’s Health Soup

Women’s Health Soup is going to be your new GO TO REMEDY to relieve you from your Pre-Menstrual Symptoms (PMS) and painful periods.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time14 hrs
Total Time15 hrs
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Soups, Curries and Stews, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Servings: 4
Calories: 719kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds pork ribs
    or can use whole chicken
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 cups Water
  • 1 package Root + Spring Chinese Herbal Soup for Women
    rinsed well under running water
  • 2 inch Ginger
    knob peeled and sliced
  • 3 green onions
    cut into 2 inch segments
  • 2 large Carrot peeled and cut into large chunks or about 1.5 cups
  • 1.5 cups Daikon radish
    small peeled and cut into large chunks - optional
  • 8 slices Lotus root
    peeled and sliced - optional
  • 2 cobs Corn on cob
    cut in half - optional
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
    chopped roughly - optional
  • 1 cup Fresh spinach optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F/ 200 degrees C
  • Brush pork rib bones (or whole small chicken) with olive oil and roast for 1 hour
  • Add cooked pork rib or chicken to slow cooker with water, ginger
  • Scallions, carrot, daikon, lotus root and cook on low for 12 hours.
  • Then add Root + Spring Herbal Soup Mix for Women and cook for 2 additional hours on low heat.
  • Strain the Women’s Health Soup broth over cheese cloth. Place the vegetables back into the soup.
  • Serve Women’s Health Soup in a bowl with the cooked vegetable and the Chinese herbs removed. Garnish with fresh cilantro and spinach.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

As always, you should check with your physician before starting any new diet, herbal or medical plans, especially if you are on other western medications.
Dong Quai is one of the Chinese herbs in the Women’s Health Soup and it is considered safe for most people. However, there are some specific populations who should not use this herbal remedy.
  • Women with breast cancer, ovaries or uterus as dong quai can act like estrogen.
  • During pregnancy or while nursing
  • Women with uterine fibroids or with heavy menstrual periods as it can make bleeding worse.
  • Patients who are taking blood thinners
We used the slow cooker (crockpot) to make our soup. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 719kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6104IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg