Ginkgo nut

Ginkgo nut

ginkgo nuts

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Ginkgo nuts.

Chinese name: 白果.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet, bitter.

Organ meridian: Lung, kidney.

Properties: Relief cough and reduce frequency of urination.

Best for: Use for relieving cough (with phlegm) and high frequency of urination.

Serving for one person: 3 to 9g.

Dietary caution: People who have flu or cold symptoms should avoid eating ginkgo nuts. Ginkgo nuts must be thoroughly cooked before consumption to avoid poisoning. 

Medick

Medick

medick

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Medick.

Chinese name:苜蓿 .

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Bitter, sweet (mild)

Organ meridian: Stomach and small intestine.

Properties: Cools the body and blood. Expel stones in bladder.

Best for: Use for heat-related diseases and inflammation in intestine. Also use for expelling stones in bladder.

Serving for one person: 90 to 150g.

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

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.

Chinese cedar

Chinese cedar

chinese cedar

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Chinese cedar.

Chinese name: 香椿叶.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Pungent, bitter.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach.

Properties: Reduce summer heat in body, relief dampness and detox.

Best for: Use for relieving heat and dampness in body. It also improves appetite. 

Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.

Dietary caution: People who have excessive sweating and whose body constitution is qi deficiency should avoid consuming chiense cedar.

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.

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.

Shan ci mushroom

Shan ci mushroom

shan ci mushroom

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Shan ci mushroom.

Chinese name: 山慈菇.

Thermal nature: Cold (slight).

Flavor: Sweet, bitter (slight), pungent (slight).

Organ meridian: Spleen, lung, liver, bladder.

Properties: Promotes blood flow. Disperse clogs and detox.

Best for: Use for cases where there are blood clogs in the body. It is also used to treat bites by poisonous snakes.   

Serving for one person: 15 to 30g.

Dietary caution: Women who are pregnant should avoid consuming shan ci mushroom.

Lily

Lily

lily

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Lily.

Chinese name: 百合.

Thermal nature: Cold (slight).

Flavor: Sweet, bitter (slight)

Organ meridian: Heart, lung.

Properties: Nourish the lungs, claims the mind and helps in sleeping.

Best for: Use for coughing (due to yin deficiency) and treating blood in phlegm. Also use to improve sleeping quality and reduce the frequency of dreaming. 

Serving for one person: 6 to 12g.

Dietary caution: People who are coughing (cold-type) must avoid eating lily. People with loose stools should avoid lily too.

Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd

bitter gourd

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Bitter Gourd.

Chinese name: 苦瓜.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Bitter.

Organ meridian: Spleen, heart & lung.

Properties: Cools body, brighten eyes and detox.

Best for: Use for quenching thirst from summer heat. Relief swollen  / pain in the eyes.  

Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.

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

Konjac

Konjac

konjac

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Konjac.

Chinese name: 魔芋.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Bitter, pungent.

Organ meridian: Not available.

Properties: Dissolves phlegm and clogs, detox and relief pain.

Best for: Use to treat coughing due to phlegm. External bruises.  

Serving for one person: 9 to 15g.

Dietary caution: Konjac needed to be cooked at least 2 hours and above. Never consume konjac raw.