Notoginseng Soup [Nourishing Soup]

Chicken Soup

I got a packet of notoginseng (田七) from my eldest sister more than a year ago. I do not know much about Chinese herbs other than those prepacked herb soup packs. Thus, it was in the pantry for so long. It had never crossed my mind until T complained about sore muscles and fatigue. I barely know its health benefits, googled and got some information about it. Yet, not very clear still. For sure, it is a nourishing soup from what I have read so far.

This soup has bitter taste, so I added some red dates to add sweetness to it. I like to leave the chicken skin on as it is gelatin rich and our body needs it. Worry about fats? Just skim it off, or simple wipe it off with a tissue paper when the soup congealed (chilled in the fridge). Another method to remove fats in the soup is to drop a few leaves of cabbage or lettuce into the pot, cook for few minutes then discard them.

5 g Notoginseng Slices
10 g Wolfberries
4-5 Dried Red Dates, pitted
300 g Kampung (Free Range) Chicken
1 litre Water
Salt to taste

  1. Fill a soup pot (I used claypot) with water, add in notoginseng, chicken and dates. Bring to boil then let it simmer for about an hour.
  2. Add in wolfberries and simmer for further 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add salt to taste and serve warm.

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Comments :

4 comments to “Notoginseng Soup [Nourishing Soup]”
Lay said...

where to buy the notoginseng pl

tokki said...

notoginseng can be bought at all chinese medical halls. it is good for children, both sexes, but particularly boys especially during their puberties. it helps to heal old and new wounds and improves blood circulation, thus helping them in their growth. for adults, especially men, taking it occassionally helps, especially when fatigued.

Lydia said...

Thanks for the information. I will sure cook more notoginseng soup.

Yes, notoginseng is available in all chinese medical halls. Ask for "tian qi" instead of notoginseng, they might not know its scientific name.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I did not know "tin chat" is called Notaginseng in English.
Thanks for the info:-)

Anyway, I dislike its taste. Taste bitter.
But is good for health.

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