How to take supplements and their effects?

Registered Chinese medicine practitioner Chen Yinghui

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that each human body is different and the decline of yin and yang qi and blood is different, so it is not advisable to be blind.

How to take supplements and their effects?

Simple and effective winter supplement method

✨For dietary therapy with weak qi and blood, you can take ginseng and angelica chicken soup


1 native chicken or silky chicken ( about one to two pounds)

Ginseng 3-5 qian

Angelica sinensis 3 - 5 qian


1. Wash the chicken and cut the ginseng into small pieces.

2. Put the chicken, ginseng, and angelica root into the stew pot, then add boiling water to cover the chicken

3. Simmer for about 2-3 hours and then serve.

You can add jujube or longan meat to stew.

✨Those with insufficient yang energy can take Morinda ulmoides and fish maw soup


100g fish maw

Morinda 3 - 5 qian

Eucommia ulmoides 3-5 money

1. Wash the fish maw with cold water and soak it well

2. Add Morinda citrifolia and Eucommia ulmoides

3. Put all the ingredients into a stew pot and simmer over water for 2-3 hours before eating.

If your constitution is weak, you can also add three to five qian of astragalus.

The efficacy of these winter supplement methods

The representative supplement for qi deficiency in Ginseng and Angelica Chicken Soup is ginseng. There are many types of ginseng: American ginseng, white ginseng (raw and sun-dried ginseng), wild ginseng, red ginseng (Korean ginseng, Korean ginseng), etc.

Generally speaking, American ginseng is suitable for people with qi deficiency and a slight fever. Those with simple qi deficiency can take white ginseng (raw and sun-dried ginseng), while those with more severe qi deficiency can take wild ginseng, because wild ginseng has a significant effect in replenishing qi. People with qi deficiency and coldness should use red ginseng (Korean ginseng) as a tonic. Red ginseng has the effect of replenishing qi and yang.

The representative tonic for blood deficiency is Angelica sinensis. Traditionally, the head of Angelica sinensis is used to stop bleeding, the body of Angelica sinensis is used to nourish blood, and the tail of Angelica sinensis is used to activate blood circulation. Ginseng and Angelica Chicken Soup mostly uses whole Angelica sinensis as medicine to nourish and activate blood. This medicinal diet is especially suitable for women because it uses the herb Angelica sinensis. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that "women are based on blood and use blood as their function." Therefore, we must pay attention to nourishing and nourishing blood, and the use of Angelica sinensis has exactly this meaning. In addition, this medicinal diet is a warm product, so it is not suitable if you have chronic pharyngitis, severe skin diseases or tumors.

Morinda ulmoides and fish maw soup is suitable for both men and women, because in winter the most important thing is to protect Yang Qi, especially kidney Yang, which is the foundation of the human body. Morinda citrifolia and Eucommia ulmoides in this soup can very well replenish kidney yang and strengthen muscles and bones. Yellow qi can strengthen the spleen and replenish qi. The combination of the three herbs can nourish the spleen and kidneys.

Fish maw can nourish kidney yin and nourish kidney essence. You may find it strange. Isn’t it said that protecting yang energy is the most important in winter? Why should we use fish maw that nourishes yin? This is because of the principle of mutual interdependence of yin and yang in traditional Chinese medicine. Zhang Jingyue, a famous physician in the Ming Dynasty, once said: "Those who are good at replenishing yang must seek yang from yin, and then yang will be assisted by yin and its biochemistry will be endless." While replenishing yang, appropriate Nourishing yin, the effect will be more significant, you can try it!

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