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.

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.

Peanut oil

Peanut oil

peanut oil

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Peanut oil.

Chinese name: 花生油.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Lung, spleen, large intestine.

Properties: Moisturize intestines. 

Best for: Use for moisturizing large intestines.

Serving for one person: Not available..

Dietary caution: People with gastric related illness should avoid eating peanut oil.

Brown sugar

Brown sugar

brown sugar

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Brown sugar.

Chinese name: 红糖.

Thermal nature: Warm.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Liver, spleen and stomach.

Properties: Promotes blood flow and disperse clogs.

Best for: Use for relieving dry mouth and weakness in body.

Serving for one person: 10 to 15g.

Dietary caution: People with phlegm and indigestion illness should not consume brown sugar.

Special note: Another effect that brown sugar has is it can detox liver. This (brown sugar with drinking water) can relief diarrhea.  

White sugar

White sugar

white sugar

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: White sugar.

Chinese name: 白砂糖.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Spleen & lung.

Properties: Moisturize and promotes production of fluids in body. 

Best for: Use for relieving pain in stomach, dry mouth and dry cough.

Serving for one person: 10 to 15g.

Dietary caution: People with phlegm and dampness body constitution should avoid eating white sugar.

Honey

Honey

honey

Suitable for following  types of body constitution:

Name: Honey.

Chinese name: 蜂蜜.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach, lung and large intestine.

Properties: Strengthen spleen, moisturize lungs and large intestine .

Best for: Use for pain in stomach, dry cough and constipation. 

Serving for one person: 15 to 30g.

Dietary caution: People with dampness and phlegm (loose stools) should avoid eating honey. 

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

cinnamon

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Cinnamon.

Chinese name: 桂皮.

Thermal nature: Warm.

Flavor: Sweet, pungent.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach, liver, kidney.

Properties: Warms stomach and spleen. Expel coldness and relief pain.

Best for: Use for removing coldness in stomach, as well as in knees.

Serving for one person: 50 to 200g.

Dietary caution: People with yin deficiency body constitution should avoid eating cinnamon. 

Fennel

Fennel

fennel

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Fennel.

Chinese name: 茴香.

Thermal nature: Warm.

Flavor: Sweet, pungent.

Organ meridian: Liver, kidney, bladder, stomach.

Properties: Warms kidney and liver. Promotes flow of energy and stops pain. 

Best for: Use for treating stomachache due to coldness. It is also use for back pain due to weakness in kidneys.

Serving for one person: 3 to 6g.

Dietary caution: People with yin deficiency body constitution should avoid eating fennel.

Seaweed

Seaweed

seaweed

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Seaweed.

Chinese name: 紫菜.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Sweet, salty.

Organ meridian: Lung, spleen and bladder.

Properties: Dissolves phlegm, stops cough and reduce dampness in body.

Best for: Use for sore throat, coughing, insomnia due to lack of yin and water retention. 

Serving for one person: 15 to 30g.

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

Softshell turtle

Softshell turtle

softshell turtle

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Softshell turtle.

Chinese name: 鳖.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Liver, kidney.

Properties: Strengthen yin and kidney.

Best for: Use for improving vitality and reducing inner heat due to lack of yin.

Serving for one person: 250 to 500g.

Dietary caution: People with weak spleen and stomach should not consume softshell turtle.