Eight Treasure Herbal Soup

Benefits and Functions.

You probably would want to ask your husband, mum or confinement nanny to cook the Eight Treasure Herbal Soup (八珍汤) during your second week of confinement. The benefits or main function of this soup is to tonify blood and qi. For mummies who are scared of heatiness, sheng di can be used to replace shu di, which required less cooking time as well.

8 treasure herbal soup for confinement

Ingredients Herbs

  1. 10g Dang Shen (党参)
  2. 10g Bai Shu (白术)
  3. 10g Fu Ling (茯苓)
  4. 6g Sheng Gan Cao (生甘草)
  5. 10g Chuan Xiong  (川芎)
  6. 10g Bai Shao (白芍)
  7. 10g Shu Di (熟地)
  8. 10g Dang Gui (当归)
  9. 1 Black Chicken Drumstick


  1. Wash chicken, put in a pot.
  2. Add 1000 ml water to pot.
  3. Bring to boil and remove scum.
  4. Add in herbs.
  5. Simmer over low heat until chicken is tender.

Eight Treasure Herbal Soup Ingredients