靈芝) is well known for its' healing properties. Lingzhi have ganoderic acid that have steriod liked molecular structure. It can help to prevent senility and improve mental strength. I managed to get hold of some dried Lingzhi mushroom slices and used them as one of the ingredients in my Chinese Herbal Soup Recipe. Lingzhi is bitter, so I only added 2 slices into my medium size pot of soup. In order to reduce the bitterness in the soup, I throw in 2 pieces of Chinese Licorice (Kan chou) and some dried longan. Kan Chou is good for preventing cold, flu, tooth decay and gum diseases.
Here is my Healing Pork Bone Soup with Lingzhi Mushroom Recipe.
Pork Bones, 5 pcs
Lingzi, 2 slices
Ang Cho (Chinese Red Dates), 8 pcs
Dried Longan 8 pcs
Kei Chi (Wolfberries), 1 tablespoon
Kan Chou (Chinese licorice root), 2 slices
Salt to taste
Pour around 7 bowls of water into a pot. Bring to a boil and add in the pork bones. Throw in the rest of the ingredients and boil for around 1 hour. Add salt to taste. Add more water if the level drops significantly. Bring to a boil again and turn off the heat. Serve while still hot.