Sweet Version Of Lung Cleansing Watercress Soup – Good For Smokers, Halitosis (Bad Breath), Soothing Body Heatiness & Coughs

Hi there, dear friends πŸ˜€

Earlier I had written about the wonderful health benefits of the watercress soup for cleansing our lungs. This post can be read HERE .

All this while, I have always cooked a savoury version of watercress soup, using either pork or chicken…but today, I decided to do a sweet version. My healer friend had mentioned before that the sweet version tastes even better when it is drank cold after it is refrigerated.

Watercress Soup 001 (Small)Freshly cleaned Watercress


Below is a picture of my large pot of watercress soup – the ingredients were :-

  • 1 kg watercress, cleaned and use stems and all
  • 400 gm of preserved honey dates or “mutt joe”
  • about 4 litres of water or enough water to fill a large pot

Method – Bring all ingredients to a boil, lower fire and simmer for 4 hours.


Watercress Sweet Soup 001 (Small)


Watercress Sweet Soup 002 (Small)


A mug of delicious, rich coloured, sweet watercress soup.

Just strain off the soup and store it in bottles in the refrigerator. It can be kept for 2 to 3 days, and each of my family member will have at least one cup of this healthy soup each day.

Among the Chinese, the watercress soup is traditionally known to be good for our lungs but it was from my healer friend that I learnt the watercress soup, be it savoury or sweet, has the following health benefitsΒ  :-

1) it is really effective for detoxifying our lungs of impurities. Smokers and people who live in a polluted environment will benefit greatly from drinking this soup.

2) in TCM, bad breath or halitosis is believed to be caused by heatiness of the lungs, and this soup will cure that. My healer friend was approached one day for a natural remedy by a lady whose husband was having bad breath. He drank the watercress soup over 2 days and his bad breath was gone completely.

3) a soothing remedy for body heatiness, especially during the hot and dry weather.

4) also a good remedy for soothing the lungs from coughs

A word of caution – although I love the taste of watercress soup, my youngest son said it smells terrible. So, you be the judge, okay? πŸ˜†

With best wishes for good health,

choesf πŸ˜€


12 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    manila said,

    Hi choesf,

    The soup sounds good.

    Yesterday I made a clear chicken and prawn soup. Turned out well. I wanted to make that for my daughter who had a terrible cold. She is better now.

    Hope your family is doing OK.


    • 2

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Happy weekend, dear manila πŸ˜€

      Wow, your soup sounds delicious. I have not tried prawn and chicken soup before… I must try that for my family. I’m glad your daughter is feeling better now. My family is doing fine..I kept making lots of cooling sweet and savoury soups to prevent from getting sore throats and coughs/cold due to this heaty and hazy weather. πŸ˜‰

      Do enjoy the weekend with your family!

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  2. 3

    Carol said,

    Hi choesf,

    Thanks so much for your recipe. I made it for the whole family and they loved it. This is definitely a regular health maintenance drink for my family..Thank you and God Bless !



    • 4

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear Carol I’m glad your family like the taste of this drink. This way, you can make this regularly for health maintenance. My 2 boys are still complaining that the watercress soup tastes weird when it is sweet and they prefer the savoury version. πŸ˜†

      Do have a lovely weekend with your loved ones!

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  3. 5

    louise said,

    A Golden Glow of health you have “served” us today.

    Thank you:)


    • 6

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Happy 4th of July, dear Louise! May the people in your country have happiness and good health always! πŸ˜€

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  4. 7

    Good afternoon, dear friends πŸ˜€

    Between this sweet version of watercress and the savoury one, this one works better and is more potent in aiding coughs, lung cleansing and bad breath. πŸ’‘

    With best wishes,

    choesf πŸ˜€


  5. 8

    Hello Choesf,

    I read your blogs with amusements … GOOD ones!

    These were the drinks we used to buy from the road-sides ‘leong cha’ stalls while growing up in Taiping. And these are the stalls that missed most whenever I am home these days.

    Keep up the good postins! AND thanks so much for reminding us all the goodies that we no longer seems to care! By the way can you give me the contact info of your Lady Healer?



    • 9

      Hi there, dear Cindy πŸ˜€

      Thank you for your compliments and encouraging remarks! πŸ˜‰

      Nowadays, we see lesser of those “leong char” stalls by the road side. In Petaling Jaya Old Town, there are 2 leong char stalls – one is really a rickety stall on a tricycle, whereas the other stall has upgraded to a van. But the quality of their leong char is still good.

      My lady healer friend lives in Kepong and if you are coming to KL, let me know and I will give you her contact number. πŸ˜‰

      Do have a wonderful day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  6. 11

    Mireille Halama said,

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