Serves 6.

Ingredients: Lotus leaf (He Ye), lotus (Lian Peng), raw Job’s tear & cooked Job’s tear (Sheng Shou Yi Mi), red beans (Chi Xiao Dou), Tuckahoe (Tu Fu Ling), juncus (Deng Xin Cao), Kapok flower (Mu Mian Hua), white lentils (Bai Bian Dou), Chinese yam (Shan Yao)


Instruction: Place the herbs into a large pot (Note below) and add 15 cups of water or fill your pot 80% full. Soak over night if possible, but if you do not have the time, you can soak them for 20 minutes, and bring the soup to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer for at least 2 hours. You can add a a little bit of sea salt, dried figs or dates to taste. You may also add seared pork ribs to the soup. You can enjoy the soup again in your next meal by repeating the same procedure again. Each packet can be cooked twice, certainly a very good deal.


*Bye bye dampness* is a good soup base for those eating out a lot, consumed greasy, spicy, sugary, deep fried food on a regular basis OR living in a damp area OR affected by damp weather. It may help to relieve foggy mind, heavy sensation in thy limbs, swollen hands/legs/joints, calm down skin condition, reduce thirst, lower cholesteol, prevent diabetes. The side effect is increased urination, we don't want to disrupt your good night sleep, so please avoid drinking too late during the night. 


Advise at least 2 packets a week to see improvements in your symptoms and signs

If you're uncertain about your body constitution and whether this soup base is suitable for you, please always check with your practitioner prior to purchase.


Note: In Chinese medicine, we suggest cooking herbs in ceramic, stainless steel or coated cast iron (such as Le Creuset) to prevent the herbs from reacting with the other metals. 

Bye Bye Dampness Soup (掰掰濕氣湯)