Potato | 马铃薯

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 马铃薯 (mǎ líng shǔ),土豆,薯仔

TCM Five Flavors: Sweet

TCM Energetics: Neutral

Meridian Affinity: Stomach, large intestine 

Nutritional Science: 成分

  • Nutrients: Amino acids, carotene, mucin, vitamin C, vitamin B family, POT II
  • Function: Reduce food absorption, stimulate collagen biosynthesis, prevention for cardiovascular diseases, anti-aging, and antioxidation. 


TCM Benefits: 功效

  • Nourish the Qi and invigorate the spleen
  • Tonify the Middle and strengthen the stomach
  • Reduce fluid retention and detoxify
  • Warm stomach and spleen
  • Heal sores and burns


Cooking Suggestions: 使用方法

  • We are sure that you know how to cook potatoes :)


Notes & Safety:

  • Generally, it is very safe if consumed in moderation. 
  • Individuals with weak spleen and stomach should consume less fried potatoes.
  • Sprouted potatoes can cause poisoning when eaten.
Written by Five Seasons TCM