Nutrition

Fruits

Fruits
‡ Grape
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Warm, sweet and sour 1. Anemia 2. Arthritis(cold type) and tendinitis 3. Hepatitis and Jaundice 4. Flu - Contraindications: grape wine should not be combined with fatty foods because it can cause strokes and heart attacks. ‡ Also, excessive consumption of grapes leads to constipation or diarrhea

Fruits
‡ Grapefruit
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Cold, sweet and sour 1. Dry cough 2. Chronic cough 3. Jaundice and stomach distention 4. Gastritis or inflammation of the stomach 5. Frostbite *Grapefruit peel is warming and can be used to dispel cold, regulate Qi, aid digestion, dry dampness, resolve sputum, aid wind-cold cough, stomach distention and scratchy throat. Make tea from the dried peel.

Fruits
‡ Lemon
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Cool, and sour 1. Hypertension 2. Sore throat 3. Regualte Qi, benefit liver

‡ Loquat
‡ Neutral, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Vomiting and Nausea ‡ 2. Cough

Fruits
‡ Litchi fruit (Lychee)
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Warm, sweet and astringent 1. Weak conditions, blood deficiency 2. Bed-wetting 3. Nausea, vomiting, burping, and belching 4. Bleeding after birth or abortion 5. Hernia Contraindications: over consumption can lead to nosebleed, feverish sensation, thirst, and can induce the onset of smallpox or chicken pox. Not to be used in any type of heat condition

Fruits
‡ Mango
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Neutral, sweet and sour 1. Enlarged prostate 2. Weak digestion -Contraindication : overeating can cause itching or skin eruption

‡ Mulberry
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Slightly cold and sweet 1. Cough 2. Constipation 3. Insomnia

Fruits
‡ Orange
‡ Cool, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Cough with lots of mucus ‡ 2. Stuck mucus, stagnant Qi, chest fullness or distention ‡ 3. Qi stagnation, prostate enlagement and hernia

‡ Papaya
‡ Neutral, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Increasing milk production ‡ 2. Cough ‡ 3. Stomachache and indigestion ‡ 4. Intestinal worms ‡ 5. Skin lesions

Fruits
‡ Peach
‡ Very cool, sweet and slightly sour ‡ 1. Inducing sweating or killing worms ‡ 2. Promoting blood circulation ‡ 3. Dry cough ‡ 4. Vaginitis ‡ - Contraindications: Not to be used with damp and cold conditions

‡ Persimmon
‡ Cool, sweet and astringent ‡ 1. Vomiting or coughing blood ‡ 2. Bleeding ulcers and lower intestinal bleeding ‡ 3. Hypertension ‡ 4. Nausea and vomiting ‡ 5. Alcohol intoxication ‡ 6. Ulcerated skin lesions

Fruits
‡ Asian Pear
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Cold and sweet 1. Cough and Bronchitis 2. Cough with yellow phlegm 3. Acute voice loss 4. Whooping cough 5. Nausea, Belching 6. Alcohol intoxication -Contraindications: Not to be used with cold stomach and spleen, manifesting as cold extremities or diarrhea. Not to be used by pregnant women, or in cases of anemia.

Fruits
‡ Pineapple
‡ Warm, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Heat stroke and irritability ‡ 2. Nephritis ‡ 3. Bronchitis ‡ 4. Dysentery ‡ - Contraindications : Pineapples are slightly toxic; this can be neutralized by washing with salt water; generate dampness

‡ Plum
‡ Slightly warm, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Dysentery ‡ -Contraindications : Too many plums are not good for the teeth

Fruits
‡ Raspberry
‡ Slightly warm, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Impotence and seminal emission ‡ 2. Bed-wetting or frequent urination ‡ 3. Eczema, skin lesions and fungus conditions

‡ Strawberry
‡ Cool, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Dry cough ‡ 2. Dry throat, thirst, hoarse voice ‡ 3. Difficult urination ‡ 4. Lack of appetitie, food retention, abdominal distention and pain

Fruits
‡ Tangerine
‡ Warm, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort ‡ 2. Chest fullness, Pain in ribs ‡ 3. Hernia, Testicular pain

‡ Tomato
‡ Slightly cool, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Hypertension and eye hemorrhage ‡ 2. Kidney disease ‡ 3. Indigestion and food retention

‡ Watermelon
Cold and sweet 1. Edema from nephritis boil tea 2. Jaundice boil tea with red beans 3. fluid in the abdomen boil tea from skin or watermelon, squash, and winter melon ‡ 4. Constipation boil tea from seeds or grind into meal and take with warm water ‡ -Contraindications: Not to be used in cold conditions, with weak stomach or with polyuria ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

Grains
‡ Buckwheat
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Skin lesions ‡ 2. Leukorrhea and chronic diarrhea ‡ 3. High blood pressure ‡ 4. Hemorrhoids

‡ Corn Meal
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Weak digestion ‡ 2. Edema, difficult urination, hypertension

Grains
‡ Millet
‡ Cool and sweet ‡ 1. Morning sickness and vomiting ‡ 2. Diarrhea ‡ 3. Obstructed urination ‡ 4. Diabetes

‡ Oats
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Warm and sweet 1. Stop lactation 2. Swelling 3. Postpartum urinary and bowel obstruction ‡ 4. Hepatitis

Grains
‡ Pearl Barley (Yi yi ren)
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Cool and bland 1. For quiting coffee 2. swelling 3. heat and damp conditions ‡ 4. heat conditions and skin lesions ‡ 5. skin lesions with pus discharge ‡ 6. Acne

‡ Rice (Brown)
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Neutral and sweet 1. Bloody dysentery 2. Digestive aid 3. Child regurgitating mother s milk ‡ 4. Diarrhea ‡ 5. Anorexia and digestive weakenss ‡ 6. Difficulty urinating

Grains
‡ Rice (sweet)
Warm and sweet 1. Obesity 2. Indigestion 3. Anemia, lung tuberculosis ‡ 4. Spontaneous sweating ‡ 5. Stomach pains due to cold diarrhea ‡ - Contraindications : eating too much will cause indigestion ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

‡ Rice (White)
‡ Slightly cool and sweet ‡ 1. Chronic gastritis ‡ 2. Vomiting due to febrile disease ‡ 3. Food retention

Grains
‡ Rice bran
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. High Cholesterol

‡ Rye
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Weakness type perspiration ‡ 2. Fetal retention

Grains
‡ Wheat
‡ Slightly cool and sweet ‡ 1. Insomnia, menopause, restlessness ‡ 2. Burns ‡ 3. Swelling, difficult urination ‡ 4. Spontaneous sweating

‡ Wheat bran
‡ Slightly warn, sweet ‡ 1. restlessness and emotional instability ‡ 2. Constipation ‡ - Contraindication : Not for use in colitis

Grains
‡ Wheat Germ
‡ Warm and sweet ‡ 1. Diabetes ‡ - Contraindications: always buy wheat germ fresh, and stores in the refrigerator. Due to the high oil content of wheat germ it can go rancid if not properly stored

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Almond
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Cough and asthma

‡ Azuki bean
‡ Neutral, sweet and sour ‡ 1. Diabetes ‡ 2. Mumps

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Black bean
‡ Warm and sweet ‡ 1. Beri Beri ‡ 2. Spontaneous menopausal sweating ‡ 3. Low back pain, weak knees, frequent urination, and other Kidney weakness symptoms ‡ 4. Kidney stones ‡ 5. Bed wetting

‡ Chestnut
‡ Warm, sweet and salty ‡ 1. Diarrhea ‡ 2. Chronic cough, bronchitis ‡ 3. Nausea, hiccups, gastritis ‡ 4. Kidney weakness, back or leg pain, frequent urination ‡ 5. Splinters, traumas, sores

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Filbert (hazel nut)
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Diarrhea ‡ 2. Lack of appetite

‡ Kidney bean
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. swelling due to nephritis ‡ 2. Chronic diarrhea

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Lentil ‡ Lotus seed
‡ Slightly warm and sweet ‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Summer diarrhea, ‡ 1. Nutritive tonic dysentery ‡ 2. frequent urination, ‡ 2. heat stroke with seminal emission, fever, restlessness, and diarrhea difficult urination

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Mung bean
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Very cool and sweet 1. Dysentery 2. Breast abscess and boils 3. Hives and bad skin lesions 4. Summer heat problems - Contraindications : not for cold conditions. Female should avoid mung beans if trying to get pregnant

‡ Peanut
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Neutral and sweet 1. Edema 2. Lack of milk 3. Chronic cough 4. Chronic nephritis 5. Insomnia 6. Hypertension

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Pea
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Edema ‡ 2. Indigestion

‡ Pine nut
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Warm and sweet 1. Dry cough 2. constipation - Contraindications : Not to be used in diarrhea, seminal emission, or any mucus conditions

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Pumpkin seed
‡ Cold and sweet ‡ 1. Intestinal worms ‡ 2. Swelling after pregnancy, diabetes ‡ 3. Prostate problems

‡ Sesame seed (brown)
‡ Slightly warm and sweet ‡ 1. weakness conditions, constipation ‡ 2. Dry cough and asthma ‡ - Contraindications: always grind sesame seeds because the tough cell wall makes them indigestible whole

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Sesame seed (Black)
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Chronic constipation ‡ 2. Premature balding or graying ‡ 3. Chronic cough, asthma

‡ Sunflower seed
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Headache or dizziness ‡ 2. Hypertension ‡ 3. Bloody dysentery

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Soy bean
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Cool and sweet 1. Heat conditions 2. Diarrhea 3. Habitual constipation - Contraindications : Do not eat soy beans raw; they cannot be digested

‡ Tofu (Soy bean curd)
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Cool and sweet 1. Chronic dysentery 2. Malaria 3. Lung Tuberculosis 4. Anemia 5. Leukorrhea 6. Irregular menstruation due to coldness

Seeds, Nuts & Legumes
‡ Walnut
‡ 1. Impotency and kidney weakness ‡ 2. Back pain and cold type arthritis ‡ 3. Kidney stones ‡ 4. Neurasthenia ‡ 5. Cough, constipation

‡ Winter melon seed
‡ 1. Coughing of blood, constipation, and intestinal abscess ‡ 2. Edema and leukorrhea ‡ 3. Edema in the summer ‡ 4. Coughing blood

‡ Slightly warm and sweet ‡ Cool and bland

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Anise seed
‡ Warm and pungent
‡ 1. Stomach pain d/t coldness ‡ 2. Hernia ‡ - Contraindications : Not to be used in any type of heat conditions

‡ Barley malt syrup
‡ Neutral and sweet ‡ 1. Food retention and stopping lactation

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Basil
‡ Warm and pungent ‡ 1. Common cold ‡ 2. Diarrhea, vomiting, seafood poisoning

‡ Black mushroom (wood ears)
‡ Neutral, slightly toxic raw, and sweet ‡ 1. Hypertension, bloody stools and hemorrhoids ‡ 2. Abnormal bleeding, anemia ‡ 3. Dysentery ‡ 4. Tumors of the visceras and female organs ‡ - Contraindications : Not to be used by pregnant woman

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Black pepper
‡ Hot and pungent ‡ 1. Food poisoning

‡ Brown sugar
‡ Warm and sweet ‡ 1. Stomach pains, ulcer pains ‡ 2. Dry cough, sore throat ‡ - Contraindications : Not to be consumed in excess. Can lead to mucus and dampness in the body.

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Cardamon seed
‡ Warm and pungent ‡ 1. Stomach and duodenal ulcers ‡ 2. Abdominal pain and distention ‡ 3. Nausea and diarrhea

‡ Carob pod
‡ Warm and sweet ‡ 1. Chocolate substitute ‡ - Contraindications : Eating carob to excess will cause agitation

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Cinnamon
‡ Hot, pungent and sweet ‡ 1. Postpartum abdominal pain ‡ 2. Premenstrual syndrome, including lower abdominal pain and bloating prior to menstruation ‡ 3. Gas pain in stomach area ‡ - Contraindications : Not to be used in pregnancy

‡ Clove
‡ Warm, and pungent ‡ 1. Vomiting, Nausea, belching ‡ 2. Toothache

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Coffee
‡ Warm, sweet and bitter ‡ - Contraindications : addictive substance ‡ Avoid high blood pressure, insomnia, nervousness, and stomach ulcers or acidity; coffee is easier on the stomach if taken with milk or soy milk. Always exercise moderation in its use. Avoid during pregnancy

‡ Fennel seed
‡ Warm and pungent ‡ 1. Hernia

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Ginger root (fresh)
‡ Warm and pungent
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 1. colds, cough, vomiting 2. Diarrhea 3. Bladness 4. Arthritis 5. Nausea

‡ Honey
Neutral and sweet 1. Ulcers 2. Burns 3. Cough, constipation, and hoarseness ‡ - Contraindications : Not to be used in diarrhea or conditions of dampness or phlegm ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Molasses
‡ Warm and sweet ‡ 1. Stomach or duodenal ulcers ‡ 2. Cough ‡ 3. Bed wetting

‡ Olive
‡ Neutral, sweet, sour and astringent ‡ 1. cough and dry conditions ‡ 2. sore, dry throat and laryngitis

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Rice Vinegar
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Warm and sour 1. Malaria 2. Acute arthritis 3. Nausea and vomiting 4. Intestinal worms 5. Hypertension 6. Burns 7. Fish bones in the throat ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 8. Gum disease 9. Hives 10. Hepatitis 11. Lung T.B. 12. Lung abscess 13. Bronchitis - Contraindications : Not to be used at the onset of a cold it will trap the pathogens inside of the body

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Salt
‡ Cold, salty and slightly sweet ‡ 1. Food poisoning ‡ 2. Itchy, inflamed skin ‡ 3. sore throat

‡ Tea
‡ Cool, bitter and sweet ‡ - Conditions: headaches, blurry vision, thirst, restlessness, foggy head, hypersomnia, food retention, dysentery, difficulty urinating, overweight ‡ - Contraindications: avoid or minimal use with insomnia. Better not to have on an empty stomach due to tannin

Miscellaneous foods, herbs, and beverages
‡ Wine
‡ Warm, pungent and sweet ‡ 1. Arthritis(cold type) with numbness and stiffness, neuralgia ‡ 2. Trauma and pain ‡ 3. Menstrual pain
‡ - Contraindications : This can be a very addictive substance. In case of allergy to alcohol, avoid completely. Not good for heat conditions, and avoid during pregnancy. Do not mix wine with fatty foods

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