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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Herbs & Miscellaneous

Herbs & Miscellaneous

BASIL

 

Nature: warming

 

Actions: induces sweating, harmonizes stomach,    

                antidote for seafood poisoning

 

Conditions: wind-cold, vomiting, diarrhea, seafood

                       poisoning

 

 

CINNAMON

 

Nature: hot

 

Actions: induces sweating, strengthens stomach,   

                warms any coldness in the body

 

Conditions: common cold, abdominal pain due to cold

                       stagnation, lack of appetite due to cold stomach.

 

 

GARLIC

 

Nature: hot

 

Actions: anti-viral, anti-fungal, detoxifies meat

                 and seafood, kills worms, removes stagnant

                 food or blood, reduces abscess.

 

Conditions: combats cancer and high blood cholesterol,

                       aids infections, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting,

                       and coughing of blood.

 

GINGER

 

Nature: hot

 

Actions: promotes sweating, anti-toxin, antidote

                 for seafood poisoning

 

Conditions: common cold, cough due to coldness

            (clear or white mucus), vomiting, diarrhea, cold type

             arthritis

 

HONEY

 

Nature: neutral, unless heated, then it is warming

 

Actions: nourishes yin, lubricates dryness,       

         tonifies weakness, harmonizes, antidote to

         drugs, strengthens spleen

 

MOLASSES

 

Nature: warm

 

Actions: tonifies deficiency, strengthens spleen, 

            lubricates lungs, stops cough

 

Conditions: stomach and abdominal pain, chi       

            deficiency, cough

 

OLIVE

 

Nature: neutral

 

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, promotes body   

         fluids, quenches thirst, clears lungs,   

         benefits the throat

 

Conditions: whooping cough, dysentery, sore throat,

         dehydration, laryngitis, thirst

 

PARSLEY

 

Nature: slightly warming

 

Actions: promote digestion, remove stagnant food,

         regulate flow of chi, induce measle

         eruption

 

Conditions: food retention, indigestion, measles,

         seafood or meat poisoning

 

TOFU

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clears heat, lubricates dryness, promotes

            body fluids, detoxifies, strengthens     

            spleen and stomach

 

Conditions: chronic dysentery, malaria, lung      

            tuberculosis, anemia, leucorrhea,     

            irregular menstruation

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