Fingered citron

Fingered citron

fingered citron

Suitable for the following types of body constitution:

  • All

Name: Fingered citron (Citrus medica)

Chinese name: 佛手.

Thermal nature: Warm.

Flavor: Bitter, pungent, sour.

Organ meridian: Spleen, lung, liver, stomach.

Properties: Harmonize liver and stomach qi. Dissolves phlegm. 

Best for: Fingered citron is used to relieve stagnant qi in the liver and stomach. 

Serving for one person: 3 to 10g.

Dietary caution: People with yin deficiency should reduce their intake of fingered citron.

Spine Date Seed

Spine Date Seed

Spine date seed

Suitable for the following types of body constitution:

  • All

Name: Spine Date Seed (Ziziphus jujuba)

Chinese name: 酸枣仁.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Heart, liver.

Properties: Calms the mind and harmonizes the liver. 

Best for: Spine date seed is most commonly used for treating people with insomnia, especially when it is caused by a lack of nourishment in liver blood. 

Serving for one person: 10 to 15g.

Dietary caution: Not known.

Vinegar

Vinegar

vinegar

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Vinegar.

Chinese name: 醋.

Thermal nature: Warm.

Flavor: Sour, sweet.

Organ meridian: Liver, stomach.

Properties: Disperse clogs, stops bleeding and detox.

Best for: Use for stopping bleeding and remove poisonous substances in fishes, and vegetables. 

Serving for one person: 10 to 30g.

Dietary caution: People with dampness (loose stools) in spleen should avoid drinking vinegar.

Pomelo

Pomelo

pomelo

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Pomelo.

Chinese name: 柚子.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Lung, stomach.

Properties: Aid digestion and dissolve phlegm. 

Best for: Use for indigestion and relief intoxication. 

Serving for one person: In moderation.

Dietary caution: Not available.

Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit

kiwi

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Kiwi.

Chinese name: 猕猴桃.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Sour, sweet.

Organ meridian: Stomach, liver, kidney.

Properties: Cools the body and strengthen spleen.

Best for: Use for quenching thirst and cooling the body.

Serving for one person: 50 to 200g.

Dietary caution: People with weak stomach and spleen (loose stools) should avoid eating kiwi. 

Lychee

Japonica Rice

lychee

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Lychee.

Chinese name: 荔枝.

Thermal nature: Warm.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Liver, spleen.

Properties: Strengthen spleen, and promotes flow of energy to reduce swollenness. 

Best for: Use for general weakness in body (after recovering from illness). It is also use for reliving thirst due to loss of body fluids.

Serving for one person: 5 to 10pcs.

Dietary caution: People who are yin deficiency should avoid eating lychee.

Mulberry

Mulberry

mulberry

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Mulberry.

Chinese name: 桑葚.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Liver, kidney.

Properties: Nourish yin and strengthen liver, kidney.

Best for: Use for hair problems like grey hair and hair loss. It is also use for vision blur and ear ringing. It can also relief constipation. 

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: people with weak spleen and stomach (loose stools) should avoid eating mulberry.

Olive

Olive

Olive

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Olive.

Chinese name: 橄榄.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Stomach & lung.

Properties: Cools body and detox. Smooth throat and dissolves phlegm. Strengthen spleen and improve digestion. 

Best for: Use for sore throat, coughing (due to heat-type) and indigestion.

Serving for one person: 30 to 50g.

Dietary caution: None.

Lemon

Lemon

lemon

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Lemon.

Chinese name: 柠檬.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Stomach & lung.

Properties: Quench thirst, balance stomach and dissolve phlegm.

Best for: Use for relieving summer heat, poor appetite.  

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: People with excessive stomach acid should avoid consuming lemons.

Pineapple

Pineapple

pineapple

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Pineapple.

Chinese name: 菠萝.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet, sour (slight).

Organ meridian: Stomach, kidney.

Properties: Promotes energy and quench thirst.

Best for: Use for indigestion, diarrhea. 

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: When consuming pineapple, do remove the skin and tiny shoots completely. If not, it will cause irritations in mouth.