Warming Pumpkin Curry | 暖体南瓜咖喱

Acupuncturist (LAc), herbalist, Samantha Kloss, explains how in Chinese medicine, pumpkins and squashes are “spleen Qi” tonics - meaning that they are good for strengthening our digestion. She says they are also good to consume when we are experiencing digestive symptoms, as it is a gentle and easy-to-digest food. The other veggies added to the curry were specifically chosen for their benefits to digestion. The vegetables have a cooling thermal property in comparison to the warming spices that are used, making this a well-balanced dish.

As a general rule in Chinese dietary therapy, when we’re feeling a little “off”- our digestion loves and will prefer starchy, mashed, and warm, cooked foods because they’re much easier for our bodies to break down.

Check out our fill interview with Samantha here, where she talks about her latest endeavor, Five Flavor Kitchen.


Written by Samantha Kloss

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