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.

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.  

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.

Pepper

Pepper

pepper

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Pepper.

Chinese name: 胡椒.

Thermal nature: Hot.

Flavor: Pungent.

Organ meridian: Stomach, large intestine, liver.

Properties: Expel coldness, relieve pain, improve appetite. 

Best for: Use for expelling coldness in stomach vomit and detoxing fish / crab poison.

Serving for one person: 1 to 3g.

Dietary caution: People who have heat-related illness should avoid eating pepper. 

Kombu

Kombu

kombu

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Kombu.

Chinese name: 海带.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Salty.

Organ meridian: Liver, stomach and kidney

Properties: Dissolves phlegm and reduce swollenness. 

Best for: Use for water retention in legs and persistence phlegm in body.

Serving for one person: 5 to 150g.

Dietary caution: People with weak spleen and stomach and pregnant women should avoid eating kombu.

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.

Eel

Eel

eel

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Eel.

Chinese name: 鳝鱼.

Thermal nature: Warm.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Liver, spleen, kidney.

Properties: Strengthen energy, blood, kidney, liver and bones.

Best for: Use for improving vitality and strengthening kidneys to relieve back pain and knee issues.

Serving for one person: 100 to 250g.

Dietary caution: People with flu symptoms and yin deficiency body constitution should not eat eel.  

Loach

Loach

loach

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Loach.

Chinese name: 泥鳅.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Spleen, liver, kidney.

Properties: Strengthen spleen and kidney. 

Best for: Use for strengthening spleen and relieving water retention. It is also use for detoxing liver.

Serving for one person: 100 to 250g.

Dietary caution: None.

Oyster

Oyster

oyster

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Oyster.

Chinese name: 牡蛎肉.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet salty.

Organ meridian: Heart, liver.

Properties: Calms the mind and nourish the blood.

Best for: Use for relieving insomnia.

Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.

Dietary caution: People with chronic skin-related diseases should avoid eating oysters.