Oyster Shells & Dragon Bone – Chinese Medicine
Dr Leela Klein (TCM), 0421 283 442, www.shellsandbones.com.au
Figs with chicken
As dryness is often prevalent during autumn, this dish will help to moisten the body, ease constipation and soothe a dry tongue or throat. Omit the ginger if you are experiencing signs of heat, e.g. feeling hot, having red skin rashes.
- 5g almonds
- 1 chicken
- 8 fresh figs, cut in half
- 1 handful bamboo shoots
- 2 small pieces ginger
- pinch of salt
Soak almonds and rub skin off. Boil chicken in water for five minutes, then discard water, remove flesh from the bones and cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Boil 1 ½ litres water, add all ingredients except salt, cover and simmer for two hours. Add salt and serve with rice.