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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Vegetables

Vegetables

ALFALFA SPROUTS

 

Nature: cool and slightly bitter

 

Actions: benefits spleen and stomach, dispels dampness, lubricates intestines

 

Conditions: swelling, constipation, skin lesions

 

 

ASPARAGUS

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, promotes blood

            circulation

 

Conditions: constipation, cancer, hypertension,

            high blood cholesterol, arterioscler­osis


BAMBOO SHOOT

Nature: cool and sweet

 

Actions: strengthens the stomach, relieves food retention, resolves mucus, promotes diuresis, cuts or emulsifies fats, relieves alcohol intoxication

 

Conditions: diabetes, indigestion, stomach distention and fullness due to greasy food, diarrhea, dysentery, rectal prolapse, edema

 

 

BEETS

 

Nature: cool and sweet

 

Actions: nourishes blood, tonifies the heart, calms the spirit, lubricates

                 the intestines, cleanses the liver

 

Conditions: anemia, heart weakness, irritability, restlessness,

                  habitual constipation, herpes, constipation, liver intoxication,

                  from drugs or alcohol.

 

 

BELL PEPPER

Nature: slightly warm, pungent and sweet

Actions: strengthens stomach, improves appetite, promotes

         blood circulation, removes stagnant food, reduces

         swelling

 

Conditions: indigestion, decreased appetite, swelling,

            frostbite, food retention

 


BOK CHOY

Nature: cool, pungent and sweet

 

Actions: clears heat, lubricates the intestines, removes

                 stagnant food, quenches thirst, promotes digestion

 

Conditions: food retention,  constipation, indigestion,

            diabetes

 

 

BROCCOLI

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, promotes diuresis, brightens

            eyes, aids summer heat problems. This

            vegetable is weak in action.

 

Conditions: conjunctivitis, nearsightedness,
            difficult urination

 

 

CABBAGE (RED OR GREEN)

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, lubricates intestines, stops

           cough

 

Conditions: constipation, whooping cough, hot

            flashes, common colds, frostbite

 

 

CARROTS

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, strengthens all

         organs, benefits the eyes, relieves

         measles, lubricates the intestines

 

 

CAULIFLOWER

 

Nature: cool and sweet

 

Actions: lubricates the intestines, strengthens spleen. This

              vegetable is weak in action

 

Conditions: constipation, weak digestion

 

 

CELERY

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: tonifies kidneys, stops bleeding, strengthens spleen and stomach

 

 

CHARD

 

Nature: neutral and sweet

 

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, benefits blood

 

Conditions: dysentery, boils, skin lesions

 

 

CORN

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: stops bleeding, promotes diureses,

           strengthens gall bladder, lowers blood

           pressure, clears heat, detoxifies

 

Conditions: difficult urination, gallstones,

            hepatitis, jaundice, hypertension

 

 

CUCUMBER

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, quenches thirst, relieves

           irritability, promotes diuresis

 

Conditions: edema of the extremities, jaundice,

            diarrhea, epilepsy

 

 

DAIKON RADISH

 

Nature: cool. pungent and sweet

 

Actions: removes stagnant food, moistens lungs, resolves

              mucus, quenches thirst, relieves alcohol intoxication

 

Conditions: bronchitis, sore throat, dry cough, coughing of

                  blood, painful urination, excess of mucus, alcohol

                  intoxication, food retention

 

 

KALE

 

Nature: warming

 

Actions: strengthens stomach, stops pains, promotes

              regrowth of tissue

 

Conditions: stomach or duodenal ulcers

 

MUSHROOMS

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clears summer heat, lowers blood pressure,

         anti-tumor (especially the ling zhi

         "immortal mushrooms"), clears toxins,

         strengthens kidneys (particularly the

         Chinese black mushrooms)

 

Conditions: hypertension, summer irritability and

         other summer heat problems, tumors,

         high cholesterol levels

 

 

CHINESE CABBAGE (NAPA CABBAGE)

 

Nature: cold and sweet

 

Actions: clears heat, lubricates the intestines, promotes

              urination, diaphoretic

 

Conditions: irritability, restlessness, constipation, difficulty

                   urinating

 

 

PEAS

 

Nature: neutral

 

Actions: strengthens digestion, strengthens spleen

         and stomach, promotes diuresis, lubricates

         intestines

 

Conditions: indigestion, edema, constipation

 

 

POTATO

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: relieves ulcer pain, strengthens spleen,

         harmonizes stomach, tonifies chi, lubricates intestines,

       promotes diureses

 

Conditions: ulcers, constipation, eczema, skin

         lesions

 

 

PUMPKIN

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: kills worms, resolves dampness, reduces

         fever, relieves pain, stabilizes hyperactive fetus, stops dysentery,

         benefits diabetes

 

Conditions: dysentery, diabetes, ulcerations of the

         lower extremities, eczema, stomachache,

         the feeling of "steaming bones,"

         intestinal worms, antidote for opium

 

 

SEAWEED

 

Nature: cold

 

Conditions: swollen lymph glands, goiters, cough,

            lung abscess with thick, yellow,

            odoriferous mucus, edema, beriberi,

            fibroid tumors, nodules, lumps, cancer

 

 

SQUASH

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, promotes diuresis,

           quenches thirst, relieves fidgetiness

 

Conditions: skin lesions, difficulty urinating,

            edema, summer heat, irritability,

            thirst

 

 

SWEET POTATO / YAM

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: strengthens spleen and stomach function,

            tonifies chi, clears heat, detoxifies,

            increases the production of milk

 

Conditions: bloody stools, diarrhea, constipation,

            jaundice, edema, ascites, night

            blindness, diabetes, breast abscess

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