Spleen-Strengthening Root Vegetable Stir-fry with Coconut Dressing

In TCM, root vegetables are known for their Qi-replenishing, spleen-strengthening functions. This recipe uses a combination of three root vegetables: beet, daikon radish, and carrot. Nothing is wasted; a savory coconut sauce is made from the green root tops and creamy coconut milk. It brings everything together into a light yet nourishing dish.

Beet 甜菜根

TCM Energetics: sweet, slightly cooling, neutral

Organ-Meridian Affinity: Heart, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Liver

TCM Functions: benefits the spleen and removes food stagnation; organizes Qi and help with urination; cools heat and detoxifies the liver; tonifies blood

Daikon Radish 白萝卜

TCM Energetics: aromatic, sweet, cooling

Organ-Meridian Affinity: Lung, Stomach

TCM Functions: benefits the spleen and removes food stagnation; removes excessive phlegm in the throat; nourishes blood

Carrot 胡萝卜

TCM Energetics: sweet, neutral

Organ-Meridian: Lung, Spleen, Liver

TCM Functions: benefits liver and eyes; strengthens spleen; moistens dry skin; helps descend Qi for better digestion and respiratory health


This recipe is inspired by Linné Botanical's RENEW facial serum.

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Formulated with natural ingredients like hibiscus, carrot, radish, mountain pepper berry, beet, and more!

This serum has a huge list of benefits: it optimizes tissue function, builds collagen, boosts skin repair and regeneration, reduces free radical damage, decongests pores, clears acne, evens skin-tone, lessens hyper-pigmentation, strengthens capillaries, and reduces inflammation and the appearance of wrinkles. 

This recipe works to strengthen the spleen and hydrate our upper burner (part of the San Jiao organ), both crucial for our skin health. A healthy spleen is able to defend our body from excess and obstructing dampness, which can cause acne, oily face and skin, skin rash, puffy face and eyes, indigestion, and more. On the other hand, a hydrated upper burner can protect us against dryness, irritation, and skin itchiness.

Enjoy this recipe and Linné Botanicals' beautiful products!

Written by Five Seasons TCM
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