For coughs and asthma, Chinese medicine’s trick is to combine it with yam to relieve coughs and nourish the liver and kidneys.


Abstract: Many people are inevitably coughing and wheezing frequently as they get older, and coughing is also a significant symptom of many diseases, ranging from colds and fevers to the recently popular “pneumonia”, all of which have symptoms of coughing. feature. Although the cough is small, it is difficult to suppress it, let alone cure it.

As the saying goes, medicinal supplements are not as good as dietary supplements. To deal with cough and asthma, medication combined with dietary therapy can achieve twice the result with half the effort. There is a famous traditional dish in my country, gecko and yam soup, which not only clears the lungs and relieves coughs, but also nourishes the liver and kidneys. Come and learn!

Before introducing the recipe, we must first get to know our protagonist-gecko. The gecko, also called the giant gecko, is a second-level protected wild animal in my country. But at the same time, geckos are also rich in medicinal value. After a certain period of breeding, cleaning and drying of artificially bred geckos, the dried geckos become precious medicinal materials.

“Compendium of Materia Medica” records that geckos “tonify lung qi, replenish essence and blood, relieve asthma and cough, treat lung abscesses and quench thirst, and help yang.” In other words, geckos have the functions of nourishing lungs and qi, nourishing kidneys, strengthening yang, and relieving coughs. Asthma-relieving effect. Geckos have a certain degree of toxicity. Using yam, walnuts, and wolfberries to make soup with them can avoid toxicity and maximize the medicinal value of geckos.

Next, let’s take a look at how to use yam and gecko to make a nutritious and delicious medicinal diet that is effective for coughs and asthma.

First of all, to make this medicinal meal, you need to prepare a handful of walnut kernels, a pair of medicinal dried geckos, some yams, a small handful of wolfberries, and some refined salt.

Peel the yam, wash and cut into pieces. Remove the internal organs and scales from the gecko, wash it and soak it in cold water for half an hour.

Add an appropriate amount of water to the earthen pot. After the water boils, add yam, gecko, walnut kernels, and wolfberry in order. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to low heat and simmer for three hours. Turn off the heat, add an appropriate amount of refined salt, stir evenly, and serve.

After three hours of slow-fire cooking, the rich nutrients in the gecko have been integrated into the soup. At the same time, the toxins in the gecko are also removed by the high temperature and will not harm the human body. This gecko and yam soup is delicious, nutritious, and has a variety of effects. Regular consumption will be helpful to the human body. There will be no symptoms such as getting angry after taking it. It is a rare medicinal food and is suitable for patients with insufficient qi and blood, cough with excessive phlegm, and weak kidney qi.

Although geckos are good, when eating or using them for medicine, you still need to pay attention to purchasing medicinal geckos from regular channels. When processing them, you must pay attention to removing the toxins contained in the geckos. People with yin deficiency and fire exuberance should try to avoid taking them. If you suffer from respiratory tract disease Diseases, please also note that gecko yam soup cannot replace medicine. Return to Sohu to see more


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