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.

Duck’s egg

Japonica Rice

duck egg

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Duck’s eggs.

Chinese name: 鸭蛋.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Heart & lung.

Properties: Strengthen yin and balances liver. Clears lungs and stops cough.

Best for: Use for reducing heatiness in liver that results in headache, dizzy, sore throat and coughing.  

Serving for one person: 1 to 2pcs.

Dietary caution: People with weak spleen and stomach should avoid eating duck’s eggs. 

Water chestnut

Water chestnut

water chestnut

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Water chestnut.

Chinese name: 菱角.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach.

Properties: Strengthen spleen and detox.

Best for: Use for strengthening spleen, reduce summer heat and relief intoxication. 

Serving for one person: 9 to 15g.

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

Lemon

Lemon

lemon

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Lemon.

Chinese name: 柠檬.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Stomach & lung.

Properties: Quench thirst, balance stomach and dissolve phlegm.

Best for: Use for relieving summer heat, poor appetite.  

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: People with excessive stomach acid should avoid consuming lemons.

Strawberry

Strawberry

strawberry

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Strawberry.

Chinese name: 草莓.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour (slight).

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach.

Properties: Cools the body and quench thirst. Strengthen spleen.

Best for: Use for quenching thirst. It is also use for indigestion, poor appetite. It is use for relieving dry cough. 

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: None.

Apple

Apple

apple

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Apple.

Chinese name: 苹果.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach & heart.

Properties: Strengthen stomach and clams mind. 

Best for: Use for strengthening spleen and relief stomach bloatedness. It is also used to regain soberness after drinking alcohol.  

Serving for one person: Not available.

Dietary caution: Avoid over consumption because it will cause stomach bloatedness. 

Fig

Fig

fig

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Fig.

Chinese name: 无花果.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Lung, stomach, large intestine.

Properties: Strengthen spleen, clears intestine, detox and relieve swollenness. 

Best for: Use for swollen throat, dry-type coughing. it is also use to improve appetite. It can be use to relieve constipation due to intestine heatiness. 

Serving for one person: 9 to 15g.

Dietary caution: Not available.

Loquat

Loquat

loquat

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Loquat.

Chinese name: 枇杷.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour

Organ meridian: Lung, spleen.

Properties: Dissolves phlegm. Stops vomiting. 

Best for: Use for treating coughing (heat-type) and strengthen stomach. It also relieves dry mouth due to heaty stomach.

Serving for one person: 30 to 60g.

Dietary caution: Avoid over consumption. 

Persimmon

Persimmon

persimmon

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Persimmon.

Chinese name: 柿子.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Heart, lung, large intestine.

Properties: Cools the body and moisturize the lungs. Quench thirst.

Best for: Use for treating coughing (heat-type or coughed blood).

Serving for one person: 100 to 200g.

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

Special note: Persimmon can also be processed to be a dried fruit (picture below).

dried persimmon

Dried persimmon is warm (instead of cooling) in thermal nature. The main difference with fresh persimmon is that these dried ones has spleen strengthening properties and also helps to stops bleeding (internal & external).

Pear

Pear

pear

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Pear.

Chinese name: 梨.

Thermal nature: Cooling.

Flavor: Sweet, sour (slight).

Organ meridian: Lung, stomach, heart.

Properties: Cools the bod. moisturize lungs and dissolve phlegm. 

Best for: Use for recovery phase after heat-related illness. It is also used for indigestion and constipation.

Serving for one person: 100 to 200g.

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