Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Fire

Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat

3 avocados — thermal cooling nature, sweet flavor
1 tbs. lime juice Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Sour astringes the lungs.
½ cup onions chopped and soaked in salt water to neutralize (can’t find any research about this but it is done in South America. Salt is cold so it makes sense that it takes the heat out of the onion) Pungent, neutral, LU, ST. Clears heat, relieves toxicity, transforms phlegm and damp.
Cilantro – Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes qi flow.

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When I went to mexico, the guacamole was served very simply with only a few ingredients and I liked it better than some of the versions you can find here that contain tomato and sour cream. I like to sprinkle a little kelp flakes in. Gives it extra cooling and doesn’t change the flavor.

This will help to cool of the lungs and stomach but is contraindicated if any phlegm is present.