Beef Potato Soup
Chicken Mushroom Youcai Soup
Miracle Dumplings contain beef, Chinese radish, onion, and ginger; or beef, celery, onion, and ginger; or beef, chive, and ginger; or pork, sauerkraut, onion, and ginger; or shrimp, egg, chive, and ginger; or celery, onion, and ginger; or chive, bean sprout, and ginger.
Hot Pots are made by boiling selected meat or tofu in water with spice along with potatoes, Chinese radish, mushrooms, Chinese cabbage, dancing noodles, broccoli, carrots, wood ears, and dumplings.
Beef potato soup is made of beef, potatoes, garlic, and ginger as well as Chinese mixed spices of cinnamon, amomum costatum, aniseed, and Szechuan pepper.
Radish - Radishes provide an excellent source of Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, the trace mineral molybdenum, and folic acid. Radishes contain cancer-protective properties. Throughout history radishes have been effective when used as a medicinal food for liver disorders. They contain a variety of sulfur-based chemicals that increase the flow of bile. Therefore, they help to maintain a healthy gallbladder and liver, and improve digestion.
Onion - Onions are a very good source of Vitamins B6 and C, chromium, biotin, and fiber. They are also a good source of folic acid and Vitamins B and K. The health benefits of onions are mostly due to their content of several organic sulfur compounds. Onions also have the enzyme allinase and studies have shown that onions decrease blood lipid levels, prevent clot formation, and lower blood pressure. Studies have also revealed that onions have a significant effect in lowering blood sugar levels. Throughout history, onions have also been used to treat asthma by inhibiting the production of compounds that cause the bronchial muscle to spasm.
Ginger - Ginger has been proven to be very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Studies show that ginger root is effective for all symptoms associated with motion sickness including nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and cold sweating. Ginger has also been effective in treating the nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy.
Cinnamon - Cinnamon is a good source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. Studies have shown that cinnamon lowers LDL cholesterol and has a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes. Some studies have shown cinnamon to have an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections. In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood. In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given cinnamon with homey had significant relief in arthritis pain. One study found that cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory. Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria. Cinnamon has also been found to inhibit bacterial growth and food spoilage making it a natural food preservative.
Amomum costatum - Amomum costatum is a staple in the traditional medicines of ancient Greece, the Middle East, and China. It is commonly used for digestive health, including the relief of indigestion and flatulence. It has also been used as an antidote for bad breath and was used by the ancient Egyptians to help clean their teeth. It is also said to have aphrodisiac properties which were extolled in the legendary tale of The Arabian Nights.
Aniseed - Aniseed is a very widely used herb especially known for its digestive properties. Due to its antimicrobial properties it is found in many over-the-counter remedies. The oil from anise seeds is used as an expectorant and relieves congestion by working on the secretary cells in the respiratory tract.
Szechuan pepper - Szechuan pepper is considered to have many health benefits and disease curing effects. It is believed to stimulate blood circulation, improve metabolism, promote digestion, and increase appetite. The content of antioxidants and capsicum are beneficial in preventing cardiovascular disease and cancers. Capsicum reduces blood viscosity and blood vessel hardening. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent and a pain killer.
Lycium barbarum (Chinese wolfberry) - Published studies have reported biological effects of Lycium barbarum in animal models and inferred from this basic research that there may be potential benefits against cardiovascular and inflammatory disease, vision-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma and from neuroprotective, anticancer, or immunodulatory activity.