Peppermint

Peppermint

peppermint

Suitable for the following types of body constitution:

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Name: Peppermint (Mentha haplocalyx)

Chinese name: 薄荷.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Pungent.

Organ meridian: Lung, liver.

Properties: Expel heat, relieve headache due to cold. Harmonize liver energy.

Best for: Peppermint is used to treat heat-type flu. It has very strong properties to help a person sweat (to get rid of body heatiness).  

Serving for one person: 3 to 6g.

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

American Ginseng

American Ginseng

American Ginseng

Suitable for the following types of body constitution:

Name: American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium)

Chinese name: 西洋参.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, Bitter (slight)

Organ meridian: Heart, Lungs, and kidneys.

Properties: Boost qi and nourish Yin. Cools the body.

Best for: American ginseng is most commonly used for people with Qi and Yin deficiency. It is also used to boost energy levels for people who are recovering from illness.

Serving for one person: 3 to 6g.

Dietary caution: People with flu symptoms should avoid eating ginseng for the time being. Never eat American Ginseng with Hellebore as they have clashing effects on each other.

Sesame oil

Sesame oil

sesame oil

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Sesame oil.

Chinese name: 麻油.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Large intestine.

Properties: Moisturize intestines.

Best for: Use for relieving constipation and dry, cracked skins.

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: People with loose stools should avoid eating sesame oil.

Duck’s egg

Japonica Rice

duck egg

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Duck’s eggs.

Chinese name: 鸭蛋.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Heart & lung.

Properties: Strengthen yin and balances liver. Clears lungs and stops cough.

Best for: Use for reducing heatiness in liver that results in headache, dizzy, sore throat and coughing.  

Serving for one person: 1 to 2pcs.

Dietary caution: People with weak spleen and stomach should avoid eating duck’s eggs. 

Water chestnut

Water chestnut

water chestnut

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Water chestnut.

Chinese name: 菱角.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach.

Properties: Strengthen spleen and detox.

Best for: Use for strengthening spleen, reduce summer heat and relief intoxication. 

Serving for one person: 9 to 15g.

Dietary caution: People with weak stomach and spleen should avoid eating water chestnut. 

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.

Strawberry

Strawberry

strawberry

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Strawberry.

Chinese name: 草莓.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour (slight).

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach.

Properties: Cools the body and quench thirst. Strengthen spleen.

Best for: Use for quenching thirst. It is also use for indigestion, poor appetite. It is use for relieving dry cough. 

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: None.

Apple

Apple

apple

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Apple.

Chinese name: 苹果.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach & heart.

Properties: Strengthen stomach and clams mind. 

Best for: Use for strengthening spleen and relief stomach bloatedness. It is also used to regain soberness after drinking alcohol.  

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: Avoid over consumption because it will cause stomach bloatedness. 

Fig

Fig

fig

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Fig.

Chinese name: 无花果.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Lung, stomach, large intestine.

Properties: Strengthen spleen, clears intestine, detox and relieve swollenness. 

Best for: Use for swollen throat, dry-type coughing. it is also use to improve appetite. It can be use to relieve constipation due to intestine heatiness. 

Serving for one person: 9 to 15g.

Dietary caution: Not available.

Loquat

Loquat

loquat

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Loquat.

Chinese name: 枇杷.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour

Organ meridian: Lung, spleen.

Properties: Dissolves phlegm. Stops vomiting. 

Best for: Use for treating coughing (heat-type) and strengthen stomach. It also relieves dry mouth due to heaty stomach.

Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.

Dietary caution: Avoid over consumption.