Fu Ling | 茯苓

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name: 茯苓, Fu Ling Common English Name: Poira Common Form: White, dried mushroom in the forms of cubes, slices, rolls, or powder TCM Five Flavors: Sweet, bland TCM Energetics: Neutral Meridian Affinity: Heart, Spleen, Kidneys Nutritional Science: Nutrients: digestive enzyme, lecithin Functions: good for heart health, lowers blood sugar, inhibits the formation of gastric ulcers, boosts immunity, inhibits tumor growth TCM Benefits: Helps with weight loss and relieves food stagnation Helps with digestion and relieves diarrhea Helps with heart palpitations Relieves insomnia and fatigue  Promotes urination and decreases water retention Cooking Suggestions: Average serving size: 10-15g dried Rinse...

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Goji | 枸杞

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name: 枸杞 / 枸杞子, Gou Qi / Gou Qi Zi Scientific Name: Lycii Fructus Common Form: Dried fruit TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Neutral Nutritional Science: Nutrients: per 100g contains 14g protein, 77g carbohydrate (13g dietary fiber, 46g sugar), 0.4g fat, thamin, vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium, selenium, zinc Function: helps with stress, sleep, vision, high blood sugar and cholesterol, heart health, and weight management TCM Benefits: Tonifies Kidney and Liver Yin: treats sore low back and knees, impotence, nocturnal emission, diabetes, dizziness, prematurely gray hair Brightens the eyes: treats blurry or diminishing vision (gou qi...

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Aloe Vera | 芦荟

Five Seasons TCM

Common English Name: AloeCommon Chinese Name (pinyin): 芦荟, lu huiTCM Five Flavors: neutral - slightly bitter TCM Energetics: cooling - coldMeridian Affinity: Stomach, Large Intestine, LiverNutritional Science: Nutrients: vitamin A, B, C, E, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids, low calorie Function: digestion, stomach ulcer, hydration, blood sugar regulation, canker sores TCM Benefits: Cool heat Relieve constipation caused by excessive intestinal heat Kills parasites and strengthens the stomach Clears Liver fire Help with gastrointestinal ulcers/infections, constipation Help with Weight management Cooking Suggestions: Drink aloe juice. Purchase with 20% here. Remove the green skin of aloe and cut the transparent flesh into pieces....

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Hawthorn Berry 山楂

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name: 山楂 Shan Zha Scientific Name: Fructus Crataegi Common Form: Dried fruit (most common in TCM, shown in picture) or fresh fruit TCM Five Flavors:  Sour, Sweet TCM Energetics: Slightly Warm Nutritional Science: Nutrients: rich source of polyphenols (antioxidant) Function: prevent hair loss, improve heart function, relieve shortness of breath and fatigue, lower cholesterol and blood pressure TCM Benefits: Invigorates the stomach Activates blood and resolve stasis Alleviates diarrhea Resolves food accumulation and stimulate appetite Promotes digestion Cooking Suggestions: Make tea with dried fruit Traditionally, the fresh berries are covered with malt sugar to make a traditional street-side...

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Glutinous Rice 糯米

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 糯米 (nuò mǐ) TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Warm Meridian Affinity: Spleen, Lungs, Stomach TCM Benefits: Tonifying middle and Qi-boosting Strengthen the spleen and stomach, benefit lung qi Stop diarrhea Reduce urination  Relieve excessive perspiration Scarring - result from acne or infection Nutritional Science: Nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), phosphorus, calcium, iron, etc. Function: Replenish energy and vitamin B group. Anti-carcinogen.  Cooking Suggestions: Porridge, decoction, or making pills or powder. (30 - 60g) Notes & Safety: Individuals with damp heat, phlegm-fire should avoid.  Glutinous rice is sticky,...

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Pear | 梨

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 梨 (Li) TCM Five Flavors: sweet, slightly sour TCM Energetics: cooling Meridian Affinity: Lung, Stomach Nutritional Science: Nutrients: organic acids (citric acid, malic acid), vitamin B1, B2, C, natural sugar, potassium, sodium, magnesium, manganese, volatile oil, dietary fiber, flavonoids, antioxidants Function: anti-inflammatory, reduce high blood sugar, anti-bacterial  TCM Benefits: Stop coughing and reduce phlegm Cool heat and reduce inflammation Moisen the lungs and relieve dry throat Help with hangover Cooking Suggestions: Consume cooked or raw. We recommend make a pear stew with our Throat Soothing Culinary TCM Tonic Bag. Pear, lotus root, water chestnut, and Mai Dong juice may help...

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