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Chinese Herbal Soup – Six Herbs Soup

Six Herbs Soup

Six Herbs Soup Recipe

Six Herbs Soup has a good effect of invigorating the spleen and nourishing qi. At the same time, it clears heat and nourishes the lungs. My mom loves this soup so I grew up drinking this a lot. I hope you try and enjoy it.

Prep Time: 0 min
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 5 servings


Six Herbs Soup Ingredients A(A)
1500g water
500g chicken carcass / bones
1 tsp fine sea salt
Six Herbs Soup Ingredients B(B)
25g red lotus seeds (in half & coreless)
20g dried chinese yam (huai shan)
20g solomon’s seal (yu zhu)
15g dried fox nuts (qian shi)
15g dried longan
10g dried lily bulb


Six Herbs Soup StepPut water in large stock pot. Bring it to a boil. Add chicken carcass. Add red lotus seeds, dried chinese yam, solomon’s seal, dried fox nuts, dried longan and dried lily bulb. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add salt. Bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat. Serve hot.
Tips: We use chicken carcass/bones to cook this soup. You can replace the chicken carcass/bones with chicken thighs if you like. The cooking time can be adjusted according to personal preference, the longer the cooking time, the more intense the taste will be.