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Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)

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Chinese Yam (dried)

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Ingredient Name: Chinese Yam (dried)

Traditional Chinese Name: 淮山 (huái shān)
What is this?
  • A type of yam that has been dried and cut into length-wise pieces
  • It is tasteless and looks very similar to white chalk

How do I prepare it?

  • Soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes

Where can I buy this?

  • You can purchase dried Chinese yam in most Asian supermarkets and Chinese dried herb shops

What is the cost?

  • Dried Chinese yam are affordable

Any benefits?

  • It is often used in combination with meats and other Chinese herbs to help digestion and regulate sugar levels
  • Traditionally it is used to relieve stomach pains and diarrhea
  • When boiled with chicken and a variety of other Chinese herbs, it is an ideal confinement soup as it helps control inflammation of the uterus

Any precautions?

  • Excess consumption is known to cause frequent urination and perspiration

Additional Information?

  • Dried chinese yam may be stored at room temperature.

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