Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Burdock soup recipe

Finally, I made my very first burdock soup. It was first introduced by a nutritionist friend shortly after I was diagnosed but my sister started making the soup for me. As I got better the soup got lesser so I decided it is time to take charge and learn how to make it. This quote has been taken off some other website which says "Burdock root has often been used to purify the blood by removing toxins that can build up in blood. It can be taken orally or used topically as a remedy for skin disorders. Also, burdock root can be a diuretic or soothe aching joints. Traditional Chinese healers used burdock root in combination with other plants to make cures for colds, measles, throat pain, and tonsillitis. Burdock root was also popular in Japan as a source of vitamins and other nutrients. In modern times, burdock root has been employed in the treatment of certain cancers. However, this use of burdock root still needs to be systematically tested."

The soup is really delicious without any salt or soy sauce or meat. Try it if you can:

You will need:

1 long burdock root from wet market or Just life at ikano. Peel off the skin and slice thinly.
2 small carrots sliced thinly
1 big radish (look for one with healthy leaves) sliced thinly
6 dried shitake mushrooms
6 -8 dates

Chuck all into crock pot. Cover with water and more. Wait till it boils and let it boil for 30 minutes before reducing heat to low and leave overnight.

I drank throughout the burdock soup and even had a bit left over for dinner where I made noodle soup with mee sua, broccoli, cauliflower and bitter gourd. I just blanched the vegetables to retain the enzymes. A successful first attempt. Praise the Lord!


  1. swallow's nest in an edible gel form is supposed be good for the skin too. it gives that clear and pasty skin that we all love.

    it's mad expensive. my brother and i bought some for my mom for her birthday. it was like 400 bucks for like a 6-8 oz jar. Luckily we finally found the one of popular brand online ( and

    dad said it's really popular in indonesia. that a guy has to climb a high mountain to get the nest. that's why it's so expensive.

    i mean why doesn't the dude just look for the fabled korean swallow king, capture it and let it lay eggs full of gold! then, he wouldn't have to work so hard and climb them high mountains.

  2. I have seen them in action in tall caves climbing their way up to the nest. What a sight! Thanks for the tip. I take the burdock soup to build up my immune system.