5,000 years of Chinese history and culture provides a rich source of herbal soups and knowledge. Using herbal plants in everyday cooking to help bring health, balance, and happiness. They have a saying “医食同源” which means food and herbal medicine are from the same root, a balance of nutrition through diet.
Our Ready-to-Eat Abalone Soup with Herbs Range has been artfully prepared to create a sublime balance of flavours. Our Ladybell Soup with Snow Fungus, has been cooked with a range of delicious and nutritious herbal ingredients and contains no added MSG:
Snow Fungus 銀耳(雪耳)
Lotus Plumule 莲子
Lily Bulb 百合
Mandarin Peel 陈皮
This soup has been lovingly crafted as an alternative option to our other herbal soups in our Abalone Soup with Herbs Range. Whilst this soup contains no Whole Abalone, Abalone Extract is used in this soup to boost the natural flavours of the herbal ingredients.
What have these herbal ingredients traditionally been used for over the centuries in Chinese cooking to aid with? What benefit are they believed to hold?
Ladybell, also known as Adenophora, is regarding in traditional Chinese medicine for its ability to have a cooling effect and nourishing yin, as well as to tonify the stomach. It is traditionally used in cooking to aid with:
Relief of dry coughs, and to moisten the lungs and throat.
Due to its expectorant and anti-fungal effects, assisting with the removal of phlegm.
Strengthen the immune system.
Removing heat from the body, and nourishing yin.
Snow Fungus is used in traditional Chinese medicine for improving circulation, supporting cardiovascular health, as well as nourishing the yin due its high Vitamin D, dietary fibre, and protein content. It is traditionally used in cooking to aid with:
Nourishing the kidney and stomach.
Promote skin rejuvenation.
Strengthening the heart.
Lotus Plumule, is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its ability to benefit the respiratory system and promote normal sleep cycle. It has a sweet taste and is traditionally used in cooking to aid with:
The healthy functioning and nourishment of the spleen, kidney, and heart.
Alleviating restless and calming effects.
Lily Bulb, is regarded for its high nutritional value as they are high in protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron vitamin B and vitamin C, and has a delicate and sweet taste. This dried herb is the root vegetable from the lilium flowering plant, and it is traditionally used in cooking to aid with:
Supporting respiratory system and cardiovascular health, as well as assisting in calming the heart and nerves.
Nourishing and moisturising the lungs.
Easing cough symptoms.
Supporting healthy bowel functions.
Yuzhu is regarded in traditional Chinese medicine for being able to restore the balance of the body, nourishing the yin, providing Vitamin A, and is believed to be good for the lungs and stomach. It has been traditionally used in Chinese cooking to aid with:
Nourishing and strengthening the lungs and the stomach.
Promoting the body’s natural fluid regulation and aiding in the treatment of thirst.
Moisturising the dryness of the body.
Supporting skin health.
The treatment of coughs.
Dried Mandarin Peel is as name describes the sun-dried peel of the mandarin fruit. It has been traditionally used in Chinese cooking to boost flavour with its distinct bitter and sweet taste and to aid with:
Regulating the Qi and warming properties.
Relieving body heat and dampness.
Assisting in the removal of phlegm, and healthy function of the lungs.
Nourishment of the spleen.