Ginseng roots drink

I went to the TCM doctor with hubby the other day and the doc recommended that he should drink some ‘cooling’ drink every day or every other day to relief his ‘heatiness’ and he suggested that I make this ginseng roots drink for hubby.

ginseng roots drink

Ginseng roots drink
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  • 1-2 handfuls of ginseng roots (洋参须) - the more you use, the more bitter the drink will be, adjust according to preference
  • 1.5L water
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Rinse the ginseng roots and place them in the pot of water.
  2. Bring to a boil then turn off the heat. Add a pinch of salt.
  3. Leave to steep (covered) for 30min.
  4. Wait till the drink is cool before serving otherwise it will lose the 'cooling' effect.


If you prefer to have soup, you may like to try the double-boiled ginseng soup (click here for the complete list of soup recipes).

And you can also add mai dong to this ginseng roots drink for an added boost for immunity. Check out the ginseng roots with mai dong recipe and the mai dong drink recipe.

Click the link for the complete list of drink recipes (with thumbnails) on the blog.


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