White Jelly Fungus Lung Nourishing Soup 银耳润肺汤


White Jelly Fungus and Pear Soup

About this series of lung nourishing recipes

In TCM, coughs and other respiratory ailments may have several different causes. Some of the common ones include Lung deficiency, invasion by external pathogenic factors, excess phlegm and dampness in the lungs etc.

Lung deficiency may arise from being overworked, having an inherently weaker body type, having unhealthy lifestyle habits or other factors. This deficiency is often manifested as weakness or dryness in the lungs, leading to symptoms such as chronic cough, dry cough, cough with little phlegm, phlegm with traces of blood, general fatigue, etc.

Therefore, in this 3-part series, TCM physician William Peh shares with us 3 recipes that nourish and strengthen the lungs to help relief cough and other respiratory ailments caused by Lung deficiency. Mr Peh is a registered TCM physician. He graduated with a double degree in Biomedical Sciences (Nanyang Technological University) and Chinese Medicine (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine). He has treated a wide variety of diseases including Tuina traumatology, pain management, respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions. He possesses knowledge in both Chinese Medicine and modern medical sciences. Note:

  • In TCM, the "Lungs" broadly refer to the respiratory system, throat, nose, as well as the skin and hair on the skin.

  • The “Spleen” refers to the digestive system that includes the mouth, tongue, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum and anus, with little or no reference to the spleen as known in anatomy.

> Read: Why are organs in TCM described differently


Recipe 3

> Read Recipe 2 (Sugarcane and Chinese Yam Paste)

> Read Recipe 1 (Lily and Honey Soup)

The white jelly fungus lung nourishing soup is highly suitable for those with chronic dry cough due to a weaker body constitution.

In this recipe, both White Jelly fungus and Lily are used to nourish the lungs and replenish the Yin of the lungs (i.e. keep the lungs moist and cool), while snow pear can clear heat and moisturise the lungs. The addition of the rock sugar not only sweetens the soup, but also reinforces its moisturising effect.

The resulting dish is not only nourishing, but also sweet and refreshing.


White Jelly Fungus Lung Nourishing Soup

Ingredients (serves 3-4)

White jelly fungus 银耳 (15g)

Lily 百合 (10g)

Snow pear 雪梨 (To taste)

Rock sugar 冰糖 (To taste)


Directions

  1. Soak White Jelly Fungus into the warm water till soft.

  2. Heat 600ml of water then add in the white crystal sugar till it is dissolved.

  3. Add in the White Jelly Fungus, Lily, and sliced snow pears.

  4. Boil with high heat for a few minutes, followed by low heat for around 15 minutes.

  5. Consume the soup for 15 consecutive days.


Indications: Chronic dry cough due to a generally weak body constitution.

Efficacy: To treat dryness, phlegm with traces of blood, hot flushes and thirst due to a weak body constitution.

Contraindications: Not suitable for those with non-heaty types of cold with cough.


养肺药膳系列简介

中医认为咳嗽及其他呼吸系统疾病可因许多病理因素导致,其中常见因素包括感受外邪,肺脏亏虚,痰湿蕴肺等。

肺脏亏虚可因过劳,不良生活习惯,体质虚弱等因素引起,而主要表现为肺脏虚弱,阴虚气耗之干咳,久咳,少痰,痰中带血,乏力等症状。

此药膳系列将由白伟良医师为您介绍3个养肺食谱,缓解虚型咳嗽及其他呼吸系统疾病。

白医师是位新加坡注册中医师。他考获南洋理工大学生物医学学位及北京中医药大学医学中医专业学士学位。他对于呼吸道疾病颇有认识,其他兴趣包括脾胃疾病,骨伤推拿。白医师具备中医和现代生物医学的知识。

注意:

  • 中医之“肺”泛指皮毛、鼻、咽喉及肺脏呼吸系统。

  • 中医之“脾” 泛指嘴巴、舌、食道、胃、小肠、大肠及肛门消化系统。

> 请阅读:了解中医脏腑


食谱三

请阅读食谱二(蔗汁山药糊)

请阅读食谱一(百年好合)


此银耳润肺汤适宜患有虚劳咳嗽,干咳,久咳之人士,并味甘而爽口。

本药膳含有银耳,百合养润肺,雪梨清热润肺,及冰糖润肺止咳。


银耳润肺汤

材料(3-4人份)

银耳(15克)

百合(10克)

雪梨(适量)

冰糖(适量)


烹饪法

  1. 将银耳放入温水中浸泡至回软,摘去蒂并洗净,沥干水分。

  2. 汤锅置火上,倒入水600毫升。

  3. 先放入冰糖融化,再放入银耳、百合、雪梨一起煮沸。

  4. 煮沸后改用小火炖15分钟即成。

  5. 连吃15天。


适应症:虚劳咳嗽。

功效:治疗痰中带血、虚热口渴。

注:不适用于风寒感冒的咳嗽。