Dong Sum (dang shen in Mandarin or codonopsis pilosula) is said to be able to increase blood cells, hence this herb is usually served to new mother every day either boiled as soup or cooked with red dates and drank it like water.
Since I didn't errrmm actually gave birth, technically... I was just fed with soup of dong sum, red dates, kei chi and chicken carcass boiled for 3 hours. Dong sum has a natural sweet taste and this soup can be drank by virtually anyone.
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