Pea | 豌豆

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 豌豆 (wān dòu

TCM Five Flavors: Sweet

TCM Energetics: Neutral

Meridian Affinity: Spleen, stomach

Nutritional Science: 成分

  • Nutrients: Amino acids, plant lectins, organic acids, vitamin C, thiamin vitamin B1, riboflavin vitamin B2, tocopherol vitamin E, carotene, calcium, and magnesium. 
  • Function: Improve immune function, anti-carcinogenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammation, increase metabolism, rich in fiber which promotes bowel movement. 


TCM Benefits: 功效

  • Regulate the Middle and descend Qi 
  • Promote lactation
  • Diuresis and detoxification
  • Calm discomfort in spleen and stomach
  • Help with nausea and vomiting
  • Reduce water retention 

Cooking Suggestions: 使用方法

 

Contraindications:

Generally, it is very safe if consumed in moderation. 

Written by Five Seasons TCM

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