Eating for healing is an exciting way to nurture your body. Foods are selected for their energetic abilities to enhance the body.
Pinole CookiesPinole (pine nuts) and almonds have great healing benefits. Pinoles help strengthen the Kidney Qi, while almonds are beneficial for improving Lung function. Both of these ingredients (and more) in a healthy, simple to make cookie!NOURISHING FLOWER TEAThis soothing tea gently aids Liver function while cooling any kind of fever, headaches, or eye symptoms, while strengthening Lung function to keep your immune system strong. An amazing superfood used for centuries, goji berries strengthen Liver and Heart function while improving eyesight, blood, and immune system function. HARMONY TEAA time-honored digestive aid, fresh ginger warms your Stomach energy while re-balancing Lung and immune function. Adding a squeeze of lemon and refreshing mint rejuvenates your Liver function, while raw honey soothes and benefits the Lung and Large Intestine.DANDELION TEADandelion greens are ideal for detoxifying the Liver and supporting Liver health.TANGERINE PEEL TEASCALLION HEALING PASTEDo you have a skin rash? Is your skin itchy or is it infected? Apply this traditional TCM remedy for soothing relief.SCALLION AND GINGER TEAThis traditional healing tea is very effective for colds with a headache, runny nose and chills.SCALLION COMPRESSThis ancient and authentic TCM recipe is beneficial for abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, and PMS.WATERMELON JUICEIf you find yourself drawn to a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot summer day, trust your intuition! This staple of nearly every picnic is nature’s gift to cool us off. Yet few people in the West know that watermelon has been an important healing food in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. TCM practitioners use this fruit medicinally to treat kidney infection, liver disease, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. The essence of watermelon is cool, so it can help decrease internal heat, relieve thirst, and because it has the ability to increase the frequency of urination, it can help the body release toxins. Used topically on the skin, watermelon is very effective for overexposure to the sun. PMS TEAChinese medicine practitioners use only natural methods and natural ingredients to help their clients heal. Scallion, or green onion, as it’s frequently called, has many healing benefits. It’s especially beneficial when used to treat menstrual difficulties such as painful or irregular periods and PMS. This food helps relieve the body of internal cold, which is many times a cause for menstrual difficulties.PMS COMPRESSFennel is a food with many healing benefits. It has a warm essence that enters the Liver, Kidney, Spleen and Stomach meridians. Fennel especially conveys its healing qualities to the Liver and Stomach organ systems. This food is helpful for stomachaches cause by internal cold. It can even relieve food poisoning! Chinese medicine practitioners “prescribe” fennel to help regulate the menstrual cycle and relieve PMS symptoms.PEAR POWER FOR COUGHSThis is a traditional Chinese recipe for coughs. Pears have a cool essence that travels to the Lung and Large Intestine meridians, helping to relieve coughs and any excess heat in the Lung. Honey is a food that helps to moisten the Lung.PRUNELLA TEAThe alternate name for this herb in English says it all: ‘self-heal’ or ‘heal-all’. Prunella (Chinese pinyin name: xia ku cao) is used classically in traditional Chinese medicine to help the Liver function more smoothly and to break up masses and lumps. Having a bitter, acrid flavor, it also is used to address eyeball pain and tearing of the eyes as well as aversion to light. Prunella helps relieve sinew and bone pain, pulmonary tuberculosis, acute icteric (jaundice) infectious hepatitis, and uterine bleeding.CORN SILK TEACalled yu mi xu in China, corn silk has been used as a TCM remedy for thousands of years. It has a naturally sweet flavor and neutral essence. It helps relieve internal heat, water and dampness in the body. Additionally, corn silk benefits the digestive system, helping it to function more effectively by nourishing and balancing Stomach and Liver function. In TCM, corn silk has been used to help both the gallbladder and kidney pass stones, and in the treatment of diabetes. HOT GINGER CINNAMON TEA WITH PINE NUTSThis warming recipe will help you combat colds as well as seasonal allergies. Cinnamon directly adds to your body’s “fire” that keeps your organs and entire body warm and functioning well, which is crucial for addressing allergies. Ginger is warming and beneficial for Lung; its spicy taste helps to push energy to the surface of the skin, boosting the immune system. For a sweeter, more substantial drink, add 1-2 minced pears, which are especially good for Lung energy. Pine nuts support Kidney energy and raw honey strengthens Lung and Large Intestine energy.