Tian Qi Chicken Soup - Chinese Herbal Recipes. Pseudo ginseng ( tian qi 田七 ) is an effective cleanser of the blood and helps to improve blood circulation. It is said to have significant healing effects, eliminating pain and eases bruises and swelling. Adults take this soup for improvement of skin texture, refreshment of the mind and energizing the body. As pseudo ginseng ( tian qi 田七 ) also promotes growth, this soup is typically served to adolescents for growth.
2½ litres (10 cups) water
40 gm pseudo ginseng ( tian qi 田七 ), rinsed
1 fresh chicken, cleaned, skinned and halved, then scalded with boiling water
3 slices fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Bring the water to a boil in a stockpot. Add all the ingredients, except the salt, and cook over high heat for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 2 hours. Season with the salt and remove from the heat. Serve hot in individual serving bowls.