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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Nuts, Seeds & Legumes

Nuts, Seeds & Legumes

ALMONDS

 

Nature: neutral

Actions: ventilates lungs, relieves cough and

             asthma, lubricates intestines

Conditions: lung conditions, asthma, constipation,

                   cough

 

 

BLACK BEANS

 

Nature: warming

 

Actions: tonify kidneys, nourish the yin, strengthen and   

              nourish blood, brighten eyes, promote diuresis,

              and aid kidney deficiency

 

Conditions: lower back pain, knee pain, infertility, seminal

                   emissions, blurry vision, ear problems, difficult

                   urination

 

 

MUNG BEANS

 

Nature: very cooling

 

Actions: clear heat, detoxify, quench thirst,

            promote urination, reduce swelling, aid

            edema in the lower limbs

 

Conditions: edema, conjunctivitis, diabetes,

            dysentery, "summer heat" problems,

            heatstroke, dehydration, food poisoning

            from spoiled food

 

 

PEANUTS

 

Nature: neutral

 

Actions: improves appetite, strengthens spleen,

         regulates blood, lubricates lungs,

         promotes diuresis, aids in lactation

 

Conditions: edema, lactostasis, blood in urine,

         insomnia, lack of appetite

 

PINE NUTS

 

Nature: warming

 

Actions: lubricates lungs, stops cough, lubricates

              intestines, promotes body fluids

 

Conditions: dry cough, constipation

 

SESAME SEEDS

 

Nature: slightly warming

 

Actions: nourish liver and kidneys, lubricate

            intestines, blackens gray hair, tonifies

            the body overall.

 

Conditions: backache, weakness, premature graying,

            ringing in the ears, blurry vision,

            dizziness, constipation, dry cough,

            blood in the urine, tonic for older

            people, weak knees

 

SOYBEANS

 

Nature: cooling

 

Actions: clear heat, detoxify, ease urination,

            lubricate lungs and intestines, provide an

            excellent protein food

 

Conditions: lung and stomach heat, dry skin,

            ferocious appetite, stomach or mouth

            ulcers, swollen gums, diarrhea,

            constipation, general heat problems

 

WALNUTS

 

Nature: slightly warming

 

Actions: tonifies kidneys, strengthens back,

            astringes lungs, relieves asthma, lubricates

            intestines, aids erratic, rebellious chi.

 

Conditions: kidney deficiency, impotency, sexual
            dysfunctions, infertility, frequent

            urination, back and leg pain, stones in

            the urinary tract, cough, constipation,

            neurasthenia

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