Category Archives: nutrition

Broccoli (Xī lán huā 西兰花)

☯ Sweet (tián 甜) and pungent (xīnlà 辛辣) flavor, cool (liáng 涼) thermal nature and is affiliated with the Lungs, Liver and Large Intestine meridians. ❊ Active compounds: Broccoli contains ß-carotene and glutathione that fights against cancer. It adds brilliance … Continue reading

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Amaranth (Xiàncài 苋菜)

Lightly sweet flavor, and cold thermal nature.  Acting on the Lung meridians. Active compound: Contains iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus. Excellent source of protein (15-18%), fiber, amino acids (lysine and methionine), vitamin C, and calcium. It contains more calcium and … Continue reading

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Almond (Tián Xìng Rén 甜杏仁)

Sweet flavor and neutral thermal nature. Acts on Lung, Large Intestine, and Spleen meridians. Active compounds: Rich in monounsaturated fats, they help lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. Contains vitamin E, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, calcium, monounsaturated fats. Clinical Usage and … Continue reading

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Agastache, Patchouli (Huò xiāng 藿香,广藿香)

Pungent flavor and slightly warm thermal nature. Acts on Spleen, Stomach, and Lung meridians. Active Compounds: Contains about 2-2.8% volatile oil which is the most effective part of the plant. Clinical Usage and Indications: Dispels dampness. For accumulation of dampness … Continue reading

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