The kidney is located near the waist, kidney weakness can be caused by congenital defects or lack of nourishment, or excessive indulgence. Waist pain, dizziness, tinnitus, sore knees, frequent urination, and loose stools, mental fatigue are all symptoms of kidney weakness. Everyone needs to nourish the kidney and strengthen the waist to improve. The lumbar muscles are easily strained, the intervertebral disc is herniated, and recurrent pyelonephritis is also a symptom of kidney deficiency.
The following introduces soup therapies for nourishing the kidney and strengthening the waist, they are not only healthy but also very delicious.
Seven Medicinal Soups for Nourishing the Kidney and Strengthening the Waist
1. Stewed Deer’s Tail Soup with Red Ginseng
Method: Debone the deer tail, slice it, add ginseng, put it in clear soup, add seasoning, and a little wine. After it is well cooked, eat the soup, the deer tail, and also the ginseng.
Ginseng nourishes vitality. The deer tail is warm, sweet, and salty, nourishes blood and nourishes yin, strengthens kidney yang, and nourishes the essence. Deer tail and antler are both medicinal herbs for the kidney, “Yang qi gathers in the horns, and yin blood gathers in the tail,” which is where the essence of deer’s blood and qi are located.
2. Pork Loin Soup with Chestnut
Method: Put pork loin, chestnuts, and mutton into the water, add seasonings, cook for two hours and then eat.
Pork loin can invigorate the kidney qi, clear the bladder, eliminate stagnation and quench thirst, and is effective for kidney deficiency, low back pain, edema, and deafness. Chestnuts nourish the stomach and spleen, invigorate the kidneys and strengthen the tendons, invigorate blood and stop bleeding, and have curative effects on nausea, diarrhea, and weakness in the waist and feet. Mutton can help the body resist pathogenic wind and cold, nourish the body, and have therapeutic and tonic effects on chronic bronchitis, asthma due to coldness, kidney deficiency, and yang deficiency, abdominal cold pain, physical weakness and fear of cold, soreness of waist and knees, and all the symptoms of weakness.
Pork loin soup with chestnut strengthens the spleen and stomach, nourishes the deficiency, and nourishes the kidney.
3. Sheep Kidney Soup with Eucommia
Method: Decoct Eucommia to remove residue. Slice the lamb kidney, add Eucommia juice, then add wine, salt, green onion, and other condiments, add water and cook for half an hour.
Eucommia tonifies the liver and kidney strengthening the muscles and bones; the sheep kidney generates essence and nourishes the blood, and strengthens the yang and tonifies the kidney. The combination of the two can effectively improve the symptoms of kidney deficiency.
Eucommia nourishes the liver and kidney, strengthens the muscles and bones and can improve the symptoms of kidney deficiency when combined with the sheep kidney. (Shutterstock)
4. Pork Loin Soup with Sword Bean
Method: Wash the pork loin, blanch it in boiling water, remove it, wash it and slice it; then add sword bean, ginger, pepper, pork, add seasonings, add water and cook until cooked.
Sword bean makes the body warm inside and relieves its internal heat, favors the stomach, stops vomiting, and replenishes the kidney. Pork loin soup with sword bean is a healthy soup that can be eaten regularly to cure symptoms of kidney deficiency.
5. Angelica Oxtail Soup Deer
Method: Dehair the oxtail, scrape it clean, scald it in boiling water for eight minutes, and cut it into small pieces; then put the oxtail, angelica, ginger, green onion, pepper, wine, salt, and seasoning into the pot and simmer until cooked.
Oxtail nourishes qi and nourishes blood, strengthens muscles and bones, and nourishes kidneys and stomach. Angelica nourishes blood and invigorates blood. Danggui Niuwei Decoction is suitable for symptoms such as kidney deficiency, low back pain, soreness, and weakness of the lower limbs.
6. Antler and Lamb Kidney Soup
Method: Wash the lamb kidney, deer antler, dodder, and cumin, add water to the stew, drink soup and eat meat.
Sheep kidney tonifying kidney. Deer antler strengthens yang energy in the kidney, nourishes qi and blood, benefits essence, and strengthens bones and muscles. Dodder tonifies the kidney and strengthens the essence. Fennel regulates Qi and appetizers, increases the aroma of ingredients, and achieves the purpose of treating kidney deficiency and low back pain together.
Deer antler strengthens yang energy in the kidney, nourishes qi and blood, benefits essence, and strengthens bones and muscles. (Shutterstock)
7. Braised Venison
Method: Wash the venison and cut it into pieces; put the venison in the oil on high heat, deep-fry it until it is red color, drain the oil, and add soy sauce, pepper, cinnamon, wine, sugar, chicken, water, and cook until the meat is tender.
Venison can treat exhaustion and fatigue and has the effect of invigorating the spleen and nourishing qi, warming the kidney, and strengthening yang energy. According to the “Compendium Of Materia Medica” records, “The whole body of a deer is beneficial to people, whether it is boiled, steamed, or preserved. It is also good with wine. Most of the deer are immortal animals, which give pure Yang energy and longevity, so the nutrients in its meat and horns are beneficial and harmless to the human body.” Cinnamon nourishes fire and helps increase yang. Braised venison has the functions of strengthening yang and nourishing essence, warming the waist area, and tonifying the kidney.
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