Chinese 5 Element Soup

March 11, 2017


With winter winding down, and as we prepare for the arrival of spring, try making this soup to tonify the qi of the body, strengthen the immune system, and relieve toxins that have built up over the winter. The ingredients in this soup are also used as anti-cancer and anti-aging herbs in China. The traditional name "5 Element" or "5 Treasure" soup is an indicator that it is a very balancing food, as it balances all 5 elements in the body, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.


According to TCM, this soup:

  • Strengthens the immune system, anti-aging, prevents cancer, lowers cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure and useful for diabetes.

  • In Chinese Medicine, this soup Clears heat, relieves toxins, nourishes the organs, and strengthens the body


This soup is simple to make and can be modified according to taste or preference. Try it out and let us know what you think!


9 oz Burdock Root
9 oz Radish
9 oz Carrot
1-2 oz Radish leaves
2-3 Shiitake Mushrooms

1. Clean all the above ingredients and cut into large pieces.
2. Add in 6 cups of water and bring to boil.
3. Turn down heat and simmer for 1 hour.
4. Enjoy!

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