熟地/ 熟地黄（6 oz/包）
当归15克，山鸡肉250克，熟地15克，女贞子12克，料酒、精盐、味精、姜片、胡椒粉、鸡清汤各适量。先将山鸡肉洗净，放入沸水中焯一下，捞出洗净血水，斩块。再将当归、熟地、女贞子洗净，装入纱布袋扎口。锅中加入鸡汤，放入山鸡肉、药袋、料酒、精盐、味精、姜片、胡椒粉，武火烧沸，文火炖到肉熟，去药袋、姜片，盛入汤盆中即成。食肉喝汤。 功效 可滋血气，强筋健骨，调经活血。
Prepared Rehmannia Root/Shu Di Huang(6 oz/Bag)
Rehmannia is commonly found in herbal combinations used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rehmannia is used for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), "tired blood" (anemia), fever, weakened bones (osteoporosis), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and allergies. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1155/rehmannia
According to the traditional outlook, the harmony of the opposite, but complementary, forces – yin and yang – underlies good health. Rehmannia is thought to help with yin energy imbalances. It is traditionally used to fight bacterial infections, as a tonic, and for a variety of conditions associated with inflammation, like asthma and arthritis.
Rehmannia is also often combined with other herbs to remedy “yin deficiency”. https://selfhacked.com/blog/rehmannia/
For example teas from Wing Hop Fung: Thirst Quencher Tea
消渴玉泉湯 (Xiao Ke Yu Quan Herbal Soup)
Moistening, refreshing, helps balance blood sugar
A number of herbs in this tea are used in medicinal formulas that treat diabetes and reduce stress. In that way it is similar to Relax and Thrive (aka Six Flavor Rehmannia Tea) and Beauty and Longevity Tea. However, this formula adds balsam pear, polygonum multi., snake gourd, wolfberry (aka goji berry), and astragalus which raises its potential as an immune-boosting treatment.
[Caution: Rehmannia contains L-arginine and should be used with caution and with herbal guidance by people with herpes since excess use may encourage a rash to surface. ]
From the manufacturer:
The taste is sweet; it is warm in nature. It is the root tuber of the Scrophulariaceae plant Rehmannia glutinosa, which is processed by steaming and drying. Indications: For deficiency of Yin and blood, weak waist and knees, fatigue, steaming of bones [inflammatory arthritis], nocturnal emission, metrorrhagia, irregular menstruation, thirst, dryness, deafness, dizziness. It enters the Liver and Kidney meridians.
Indications: Nourishes yin and blood, nourishes essence, and enhances bone marrow. For liver and kidney yin deficiency, waist and knee weakness, bone steaming and hot flashes, night sweats, and nocturnal emission, internal heat, to quench thirst, improve blood deficiency and chlorosis, heart palpitations, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding, dizziness, tinnitus, prematurely white hair.
Dosage: Oral administration: decoction, 10~30g; or pill powder; or boil ointment, or soak in wine.
Cautions: People with weak spleen and stomach [nausea, diarrhea, edema], qi stagnation and excessive phlegm, and loose stools should not take it.
- Rehmannia wine
60 grams of Rehmannia Root, 30 grams of wolfberry, 1000 ml of white wine.
Wash the Rehmannia root and wolfberry berries, dry, chop them, put them into a gauze bag, tie the mouth of the bag tightly, place it in a porcelain jar, add white wine, and seal the mouth of the jar. Shake once a day and change to shaking it once a week after 7 days. Drink after soaking for 20 days.
After serving, add 500 grams of white wine to the medicine residue, soak for 15 days and drink. 15 ml each time, twice a day.
Efficacy: nourishing blood and yin, nourishing the kidney, and nourishing essence. Indications: for insufficient essence [vitality/immunity] and blood, forgetfulness, hair loss, infertility, waist and knee weakness, etc.
- Angelica pheasant soup [or turkey}
15 grams of angelica, 250 grams of pheasant [or turkey], 15 grams of Rehmannia, 12 grams of Ligustrum lucidum, cooking wine, refined salt, optional monosodium glutamate, ginger, pepper, and chicken broth.
First wash the pheasant, blanch it in boiling water, remove the washed blood, and chop it into pieces. Then wash the angelica, Rehmannia, and Ligustrum lucidum, put them into a gauze bag, and tie them. Add chicken soup to the pot, add pheasant, medicine bag, cooking wine, refined salt, monosodium glutamate, ginger slices, and pepper. Bring to a boil, simmer until the meat is cooked, remove the medicine bag and ginger slices, and put it in the soup bowl, and serve. Eat meat and drink soup.
Efficacy: It can nourish blood qi, strengthen muscles and bones, regulate menstruation and promote blood circulation. Indications: for uterine bleeding caused by the deficiency of kidney yin in women. For surgical diseases such as bruises, eating this soup has an adjuvant therapeutic effect.