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. 

Watermelon

Watermelon

watermelon

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Watermelon.

Chinese name: 西瓜.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Heart, stomach, bladder.

Properties: Clears summer heat, increase urination frequency.

Best for: Use for heat-related illness, encourage urination frequency and relief of mouth ulcers and sore throat.

Serving for one person: In moderation.

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

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.

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.

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.

Winter melon

Winter melon

winter melon

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Winter melon.

Chinese name: 冬瓜.

Thermal nature: Cold (slight).

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Lung, large and small intestine, bladder.

Properties: Encourage urination, cools body, dissolve phlegm, detox.

Best for: Use for water retention and dissolve phlegm. Excellent in cooling summer heat in the body. It is also used for removing poison caused by fishes, wine.

Serving for one person: 60 to 120g.

Dietary caution: People with loose stools should consume with limited quantity.