As the days grow shorter, and the leaves begin their natural evolution of colours; green to yellow, then orange to red, our bodies also move through their own transition in preparation for the coming winter. Fatigue, low mood, and poor immune function are some of the symptoms associated with the change of season.
To support your body through these changes, here's a soup recipe for the fall.
According to Chinese tradition, herbs and food are essential and effective ways of creating balance. In particular, “Change of Season Soup” has been used for centuries to nourish our bodies and harmonize our minds as we move from summer to fall.
“Change of Season Soup” is known to promote immune function and support our yang (warming) energies as we face the yin (cold) of winter. It incorporates the following herbal and food elements:
Astragalus root: deep immune activator and anti-stress
Codonopsis: builds and nourishes qi (energy) to support blood production and detoxification, it’s a gentle warming herb
Dioscorea root (wild yam): supports the function of our kidney & lungs in Chinese medicine. It is anti-inflammatory and supports digestive function
Lycii berries (goji berries): as an antioxidant it benefits the immune system and according to Chinese medicine, supports the kidney and liver