EN1 Water & Land Vegetables

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EN1 Water & Land Vegetables
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2012-06-18 20:05:20
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    • Flavor: pungent, sweet
    • Nature: warm
    • Function:
    • -warm middle jiao
    • -reinforce the ST and aiding digestion
    • -detoxifying
    • -killing parasites\
    • Application:
    • -dysentery
    • -TB & pertussis ("whooping cough")
    • -prevention / treatment of flu, epidemic inflammation of brain, high blood pressure, excess fat in blood
    • Notes:
    • -should not be overcooked because the allicin is heat labile
    • -overconsumption will harm eyesight and irritate stomach
    • Flavor: pungent, sweet
    • Nature: cool
    • Function:
    • -clear heat, calm mind
    • -calm LR
    • -reinforce ST, sending dow Central Qi
    • -ease urination, eliminate dampness, and cool the blood
    • Application:
    • -thirst, agitation, insomnia due to heat
    • -dizziness, restlessness due to LR heat and LR Yang rising
    • -vomitting, cankersores due to ST heat
    • -burning urination, blood in urine
    • Notes:
    • -lower blood pressure (esp. during pregnancy)
    • -can lower serum cholesterol levels
    • -very high in silicon (renews joints, bones, arteries, connective tissues --> rheumatism, arthritis, gout, neuritis)
    • -good for hypertension
    • -good for diabetes (due to acidosis)
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: cool
    • Function:
    • -moisten and lubricate intestines
    • -promote blood and BF production
    • -nourish LR and improve acuity of vision
    • Notes:
    • -Not for loose stool due to SP Qi Def
    • -Not for those with tendency for Kidney Stones
    • -Contraindicated with calcium rich food (i.e. bean curds, sea food) due to the formation of calcium oxalate with cannot be absorbed
    • -should not be re-cooked in any way (carcinogenic)
    • *most vegetables, esp. dark-green kind should not re-cook
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: neutral
    • Function:
    • -strengthen SP, aid digestion
    • -reinforce LR, promote acuity of vision
    • -sending down counter flow Qi, arresting cough
    • -clear heat & detoxifying
    • Application:
    • -fever and measles failing to erupt in children
    • Notes:
    • -Not for patients with Def Cold in SP & ST
    • -Lower blood pressure and lower blood lipids
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: warm
    • Function:
    • -strengthen SP, tonify Qi
    • -transform phlegm
    • -expel roundworms (esp. pumpkin seeds)
    • Notes: should not be eaten continuously for a long period of time
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: slightly cold
    • Function:
    • -clear heat
    • -cool blood
    • -assist bowel movement
    • Application:
    • -hemorrhage from hemorrhoids
    • Flavor: pungent (acrid), sweet
    • Nature: cool
    • Function:
    • -clear heat, dissolve phlegm
    • -produce BF
    • -cool blood
    • -induce urination
    • -reinforce ST, promote digestion by sending counter flow qi down
    • Notes:
    • -Not for patients with Def Cold in SP & ST
    • -don't take with tonifying medicines (i.e. ginseng)
    • *the seed of the turnip remove phlegm and dissolve qi (contraindicated with ginseng)
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: cool (raw); slightly warm (cooked)
    • Function:
    • Fresh (young):
    • -clear heat, promote BF production
    • -cool blood, arrest bleeding, disperse blood stasis
    • Cooked (mature):
    • -reinforce SP & ST
    • -enrich blood
    • Notes:
    • -Lotus Seed nourish and sedates. Nourish HT, tranquilize Mind (palpitation, insomnia, poor memory), lower BP (core of seed to make tea)
    • -Lotus Leaves prevent Summer-Heat Stroke
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: neutral (slightly cold)
    • Function:
    • -clear HT fire & tranquilize Mind (palpitations, insomnia, irritability)
    • -moisten Lung, stop cough
    • Notes:
    • -do not overcook, it will melt
    • -fresh kind best to saute
    • -dry kind best in soup
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: neutral (slightly cold)
    • Function:
    • -reinforce SP, replenish Qi
    • Notes:
    • -used fo diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia
    • -lower blood fat and cholesterol
    • -natural source of interferon (anti-cancer, anti-viral)
    • *EMISSIVE
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: neutral
    • Function:
    • -tonify KI, nourish Yin
    • -arrest bleeding
    • Application:
    • -chronic cough, cough with blood, low back pain / soreness
    • -vomiting of blood, bloody stool, dysentery or hemorrhage from hemorrhoids and abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Notes:
    • -very good blood tonic, contains 7x the iron of pig liver, can be used to treat anemia
    • -prevents tumors
    • -not suitable for patients with loose stool or diarrhea
    • -fresh kind, when eaten, will affect skin pigment if out in the sun
    • Flavor: sweet
    • Nature: neutral
    • Function:
    • -moisten LU
    • -nourish Yin
    • *Naturally a yellowish color, white in color are bleached
    • Flavor: salty
    • Nature: cold
    • Function:
    • -clear heat, relieve edema
    • -soften hard masses, dissolve phlegm
    • Application:
    • -simple goiters, scrofula
    • -difficulty swallowing due to phlegm obstruction
    • -hernia or edema and pain in the testicles
    • -hypertension, coronary heart disease, carcinomas
    • Notes:
    • -not for patient with Def Cold in SP & ST
    • -not for pregnant women
    • *contains iodine
    • Flavor: sweet, salty
    • Nature: cold
    • Function:
    • -soften hard masses, dissolve phlegm
    • -clear heat, induce urination
    • Application:
    • -simple goiters, scrofula
    • -cough with yellow sputum due to LU heat
    • -edema, beriberi
    • -hypertension
    • Notes:
    • -improves memory
    • -increases milk production in women who have given birth

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