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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Fruits

Fruits

APPLES

Nature: cooling

Actions: strengthen heart, tonify chi, quench

         thirst, promote body fluids, lubricate

         lungs, resolves mucus

 

Conditions: dry throat, dehydration, indigestion,

            hypertension, constipation, chronic

            diarrhea

 

 

 

APRICOT

 

Nature: slightly cool, sweet and sour

 

Actions: regenerates body fluids, clears heat, detoxifies,

             quenches thirst

 

Conditions: dehydration, thirst, cough

 

 

 

BANANAS

 

Nature: cold

 

Actions: clear heat, lubricate lungs, lubricate

         intestines, lower blood pressure, aid

         alcohol intoxication

 

Conditions: constipation, thirst, cough, hemorrhoids,

                   hypertension, alcohol intoxication

 

CHERRIES

 

Nature: warming

 

Actions: benefits skin and overall body, rejuvenates,

         quenches thirst, regenerates fluids, stops

         seminal emissions, prolongs life, strengthens

         spleen, stimulates appetite, stops dysentery and

         diarrhea        

 

Conditions: measles, burns, diarrhea, dysentery,

          thirst, premature ejaculation

 

 

GRAPEFRUIT

 

Nature: cold

 

Actions: strengthens stomach, aids digestion,

         circulates chi, detoxifies alcohol

         intoxication 

 

Conditions: decreased appetite, weak digestion,

         stomach fullness, alcohol intoxication, dry cough

 

 

 

GRAPES

 

Nature: warming

 

Actions: very tonifying (particularly the red or purple                  

varieties),  nourish blood, strengthen bones and tendons, tonify chi, harmonize stomach, promote diuresis, relieve irritability.

 

Conditions: cold type arthritis, tendonitis, painful urination, hepatitis, jaundice, anemia, flu

 

 

MANGO

 

Nature: neutral

 

Actions: regenerates body fluids, stops cough,

           stops thirst, strengthens stomach

 

Conditions: cough, thirst, poor digestion, enlarged

            prostate

 

ORANGES

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: lubricates lungs, resolves mucus, strengthens   spleen,  increases appetite, quenches thirst, promotes body  fluids.

 

Conditions: thirst, dehydration, stagnant chi, hernia

 

 

PAPAYA

 

Nature: neutral

 

Actions: strengthen stomach and spleen, aid

         digestion, clear summer heat, lubricate

         lungs, stop cough, aid irritability, kill

         worms, increase milk production

 

Conditions: cough, indigestion, stomachache,

         eczema, skin lesions, intestinal worms.

 

 

PEARS (ESPECIALLY PEAR APPLES)

 

Nature: cold

 

Actions: regenerate body fluids, quench thirst,

         calm the heart, lubricate lungs, relieve

         restlessness, promote urination, clear

         heat, detoxify, lubricate the throat,

         dissolve mucus, descend and cool and cough

 

Conditions: cough (heat in the lungs), excess

         mucus, irritability, thirst, dry

         throat, hoarse throat, retina pain,

         constipation, difficult urination, skin

         lesions, alcohol intoxication.

 

PINEAPPLES

 

Nature: hot and damp

 

Actions: clears heat, dispels summer heat, aids

           digestion, stops diarrhea

 

Conditions: heat stroke, irritability, thirst,
           indigestion, diarrhea

 

STRAWBERRIES

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: lubricates lungs, promotes body fluids,

         strengthens spleen, detoxifies in alcohol

         intoxication.

 

Conditions: dry cough, sore throat, difficult

         urination, food retention, lack of

         appetite

 

WATERMELON

 

Nature: cold

 

Actions: quenches thirst, relieves irritability,

            dispels summer heat problems, promotes

            diuresis, detoxifies.

 

Conditions: sores, dry mouth, summer heat irritability,       

            jaundice, edema, difficult urination, bloody dysentery

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