Persimmon

Persimmon

persimmon

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Persimmon.

Chinese name: 柿子.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Heart, lung, large intestine.

Properties: Cools the body and moisturize the lungs. Quench thirst.

Best for: Use for treating coughing (heat-type or coughed blood).

Serving for one person: 100 to 200g.

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

Special note: Persimmon can also be processed to be a dried fruit (picture below).

dried persimmon

Dried persimmon is warm (instead of cooling) in thermal nature. The main difference with fresh persimmon is that these dried ones has spleen strengthening properties and also helps to stops bleeding (internal & external).

Pear

Pear

pear

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Pear.

Chinese name: 梨.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour (slight).

Organ meridian: Lung, stomach, heart.

Properties: Cools the bod. moisturize lungs and dissolve phlegm. 

Best for: Use for recovery phase after heat-related illness. It is also used for indigestion and constipation.

Serving for one person: 100 to 200g.

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

Shepherd’s purse

Shepherd's purse

shepherd purse

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Shepherd’s purse.

Chinese name: 荠菜.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Liver, spleen and bladder.

Properties: Cools the liver and stops bleeding. Brightens eye and relieve dampness in body.

Best for: Commonly use for stopping internal and external bleeding.

Serving for one person: 60 to 120g.

Dietary caution: Not known.

Wolfberry leaves

Wolfberry leaves

wolfberry leaves

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Wolfberry leaves.

Chinese name: 枸杞叶.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, bitter.

Organ meridian: Liver, spleen and kidney..

Properties: Promotes vitality and improve eye health.

Best for: Use for general tiredness and heatiness. Also use to relieve swollen and pain in eye area. 

Serving for one person: 60 to 240g.

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

Crown daisy

Crown daisy

crown daisy

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Crown daisy.

Chinese name: 茼蒿.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, pungent.

Organ meridian: Heart, spleen and stomach..

Properties: Harmonize stomach and spleen. Dissolve phlegm and clams the mind. 

Best for: Use for stomach and spleen discomfort. It is also use for coughing (with phlegm) and improving sleep quality.

Serving for one person: 60 to 90g.

Dietary caution: People with loose stools should avoid eating crown daisy.

Lettuce

Lettuce

lettuce

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Lettuce.

Chinese name: 莴苣.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, bitter.

Organ meridian: Stomach, small intestine.

Properties: Encourage urination. Increase breast milk supply. Cools the body and detox.

Best for: Use for increasing the frequent of urination and supply of breast milk.

Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.

Dietary caution: People with weak stomach and spleen (loose stools) should avoid eating lettuce. Eating too much lettuce will cause blur vision.

Long yellow daylily

Long yellow daylily

long yellow daylily

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Long yellow daylily.

Chinese name: 黄花菜.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Liver and kidney.

Properties: Cools the body and encourage urination. Relief discomfort in chest area. Cools the blood and detox.

Best for: Use for improving sleep quality. It is also used to treat short urination ( strong yellowish color).

Serving for one person: 15 to 30g.

Dietary caution: It is safer to consume the dried yellow daylily.

Bok choy

Bok choy

bok choy

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Bok choy.

Chinese name: 小白菜,小油菜,小青菜.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Lung, stomach & large intestine.

Properties: Cools the body and encourage production of fluids. Clears lung and dissolve phlegm. 

Best for: Use for treating heat-type coughing. Relief constipation and over eating.

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: People with weak stomach and spleen (loose stools) should avoid consuming bok choy.

Water celery

Water celery

water celery

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Water celery.

Chinese name: 水芹.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, pungent.

Organ meridian: Lung, liver, baldder.

Properties: Cools the body and detox. Encourage urination and stops bleeding. 

Best for: Use for treating heat-type flu. It also use to treat difficulty or blood in urination. 

Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.

Dietary caution: People who have weak stomach and spleen (loose stools) should avoid eating raw water celery juice.

Celery

Celery

celery

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Celery.

Chinese name: 旱芹.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, pungent, bitter (slight).

Organ meridian: Liver, stomach & lung.

Properties: Harmonize the liver. Cools the body. Expel wind. Encourage urination. Stops bleeding and detox.

Best for: Use for dizziness (due to heaty liver). Relief headache due to wind and heat. Relief pain during urination.

Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.

Dietary caution: People with loose stools (most of the time) should avoid eating celery.