5 TCM herbs to boost your immunity

The ingredients for the Ba Wang Hua Soup include Chinese apricot kernels, honey date, ba wang hua, red dates and figs as well as spare ribs and pork bones.
The ingredients for the Ba Wang Hua Soup include Chinese apricot kernels, honey date, ba wang hua, red dates and figs as well as spare ribs and pork bones. ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Bei Qi (Astragalus Root).
Bei Qi (Astragalus Root).ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Luohan Guo.
Luohan Guo.ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Hei Gou Qi (Black Wolfberries).
Hei Gou Qi (Black Wolfberries).ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Jin Xian Lian.
Jin Xian Lian.ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Ba Wang Hua (Night Blooming Cereus).
Ba Wang Hua (Night Blooming Cereus).ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO

Chinese physician Cheong Chin Siong recommends these five traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs with recipes

Astragalus root is said to be beneficial to the immune system. Combine it with lingzhi and wolfberries – which are believed to nourish the liver, eyes and kidneys – for this immunity-boosting brew.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 22, 2019, with the headline '5 TCM herbs to boost your immunity'. Print Edition | Subscribe