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.

Soy sauce

Soy sauce

soy sauce

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Soy sauce.

Chinese name: 酱油.

Thermal nature: Cold.

Flavor: Salty.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach & kidney.

Properties: Cools the body and detox.

Best for: Use for relieving summer heat.

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: Over consumption will cause phlegm.

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.  

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.

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. 

Ginger

Ginger

ginger

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Ginger.

Chinese name: 生姜.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Pungent.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach & lung.

Properties: Expel coldness in body, stops vomit and coughing (cold type).

Best for: Use for treating flu (cold type), headache and blocked nose. It is also use to treat vomit and bloated stomach. 

Serving for one person: 50 to 200g.

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

Garlic

Japonica Rice

garlic

Suitable for following  types of body constitution:

Name: Garlic.

Chinese name: 大蒜.

Thermal nature: Warm.

Flavor: Pungent.

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

Properties: Warms the lungs, detox.

Best for: Use for warning up stomach, long term cough, flu.

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: Not suitable for people who have the yin deficiency body constitution. People with gastric pain should also avoid eating garlic. 

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.