A soup to help the lactation

Updated: Apr 15, 2018



If you are having trouble with breast feeding and seeking to increase the amount of milk being produced, this Pork Spare Rib soup may be able to help. It combines three ancient Chinese herbs with watercress and pork spare ribs to make a wonderful helping soup.


Dang shen

Dang shen, as the dried root of poor man’s ginseng is called in Chinese, is a very important and commonly used herbal medicine in China. In China, the herb is regarded both as food and medicine.


Astragalus Astragalus is a plant within the Leguminosae (beans or legumes) family, with a very long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. Its roots are in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which it’s been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years, meaning it helps the body fight off stress and disease. Today, astragalus medicinal healing and treatment uses span many different illnesses and diseases.

Angelica Sinensis / Dong Quai (Dang Gui) In China this amazing herb is better known as Dang Gui. Thanks to its outstanding performance on nourishing blood for regulating menstruation, dong quai is frequently used in various gynecological diseases, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fibroids, endometriosis, and menopause. That is also the main reason why this herb is long honoured as “female ginseng” or “gynecological panacea”.


SYMPTOMS:

Lack of energy and weak after child birth, lack of breast milk to feed new baby.

INGREDIENTS: (2 servings)

  • Pork spare ribs 

  • Watercress

  • Dangshen

  • Astragalus (huang qi)

  • Angelica Sinensis (dang gui)

  • Ginger

1.   Place ribs in boiling water to cook for 5 minutes, remove and rinse.

2.   Rinse herbs and put all ingredients in a soup pot with 3 litres of water. Bring to a boil, remove foam and reduce heat to cook over medium heart for 2 hours to about 3 cups of soup.

3.   Add salt to serve and eat ribs with soup.


USAGE:

Take once or twice a week within the first couple of months after child birth.


Eca Brady is a fully licensed physician of Chinese Medicine BSc(Ac) MBAcC PGDip(CHM), practicing from Harley Street, London. Make an appointment for an acupuncture treatment and we can discuss how we can help you, to read more about Eca click here. These articles are not intented to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions.



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