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Jue Ming Zi Hypertension Tea

Categories: High blood pressure, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Wind (Endogenous), Liver Yang Rising

Wood/Fire Jue Ming Zi Hypertension Tea Wind Stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol Jue Ming Zi clears heat, moistens dry, lowers blood pressure Gou Qi Zi tonifies blood, benefits liver Chrysanthemum flowers – clears heat Ingredients: 10g 1 tsp 5 Directions: 1. Clean Jue Ming Zi, 2. low heat pan fry until fragrant and popping sound 3. Combine all ingredients and pour in hot water Steep for 15 minutes

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Spinach and Mango Salad

Categories: Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Liver Fire Rising

Spinach and Mango Salad (Serves 4) 6 cups of spinach 4 celery stalks 2 mangoes 1 cup of sunflower seeds (optional: toast lightly) Wash spinach and celery thoroughly. Chop celery into small pieces. Cut mango into small-medium chunks. Toss ingredients together in a large bowl and serve. TCM Analysis: Spinach: cool, sweet, strengthens all organs, lubricates intestines, promotes urination, ventilates chest, quenches thirst, nourish blood Celery: cool, sweet, slightly bitter, tonify KI, stop bleeding, strengthen SP & ST, clear heat, lower blood pressure, promote diuresis, benefits blood Mango: neutral, sweet, […]

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Kelp Vegetable Soup Recipe

Categories: Liver Fire Rising

Kelp Vegetable Soup Recipe 1 Cup Dried Macrocystis blades (Macro kelp), cut into thin strips (use scissors) 3 CupsVegetable stock Rind of Orange, cut into thin match-like strips (avoid getting the white pulp – it is bitter) optional: ¼ tsp. Salt 2 T. Light Soy Sauce Bring stock to a simmer. Add thin strips of Macrocystis. After the kelp has softened add orange rind, salt (if used) and soy sauce. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with a thin slice of lemon. Serves 2 – 3. TCM Breakdown: Kelp: clears heat/subdues LV […]

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Minty Peach and Jicama Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Minty Peach and Jicama Salad 2 cups water 1 cup white rice 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp raw honey ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 medium peaches, diced 2 cups diced jicama 1 cup fresh chopped mint Cook rice in water. Mix lemon juice, oil, honey, salt, and pepper together to make a dressing. Add mint, peach, and jicama to cooked rice and toss. Pour dressing over salad. Serves 6. (Adapted from Cooking Light magazine). White rice: sweet, cool; SP, ST. Harmonizes […]

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Arugula, Fennel, and Orange Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising

Arugula, Fennel, and Orange Salad INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1 bunch arugula 2 orange, peeled and segmented 1 bulb fennel bulb, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons sliced black olives DIRECTIONS Whisk together the honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; slowly add the olive oil while continuing to whisk. Place the arugula in the bottom of a salad bowl; scatter the orange segments, fennel slices, and olives over the arugula; drizzle the dressing over the salad […]

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Celery-Root Pancakes

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Yang Rising

Celery-Root Pancakes SERVES: 4 1 pound celery root, peeled 1 russet potato (1/2 pound), peeled 2 tablespoons grated onion 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Freshly ground pepper Preheat the oven to 400°. Working over a large bowl, coarsely shred the celery root and potato on the large holes of a box grater. Using 2 forks, toss the celery root and potato with the onion and salt. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil. Scoop four 1/2-cup mounds of the vegetable mixture in […]

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Move That Liver Qi: A bitter, sweet & sour salad recipe for LV qi stagnation w/ heat

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Move That Liver Qi: A bitter, sweet & sour salad recipe for LV qi stagnation w/ heat By Katie Fritz 2 Belgium endive, chopped A generous handful of dandelion greens (rinsed & dried), chop if you like! 1/4 of an onion, chopped 2 plums, pitted & chopped 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil (or just use olive oil over lower heat if you have it) Dressing: 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar The juice of 1/2 a lemon 2 tbsp. olive oil Salt & pepper to taste Heat coconut oil in a pan […]

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Celery soup- for calm liver

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity

David Hatfield Celery soup– for calm liver INGREDIENTS: 8 stalks Fresh Chinese celery: slice into 3 x ¼ inch strips 10 Black mushrooms: soak dried mushrooms 1 hour, massage, slice into thirds 1 cup Wood Fungus: soak 1 hour and wash thoroughly 2 cups Eryngii Mushroom: slice into small pieces 2 cups Enoki Mushroom: cut off stalks 8 Clove garlic 2 TBS olive oil 1 TBS toasted sesame oil 2 TBS soy sauce 1 TBS fennel seeds to taste salt, pepper DIRECTIONS: Add 1 tablespoon of oil into a preheated […]

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Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad SERVES: 6 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 small head of radicchio, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces 1 bunch of arugula (4 ounces) 1 small fennel bulb-halved lengthwise, cored and sliced paper thin crosswise 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional) In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until golden brown, about […]

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Spring Sautee

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Spring Sautee: Serves 4 Ingredients: 8 oz block of tempeh cut into cubes 3 cups julienne vegetables Carrots Onion Daikon Celery Kale Mustard greens Turnip greens Dandelion 2 TBS Soy sauce 4 TBS mirin 4 TBS rice vinegar 3 tsps sesame oil 3 tsps gomashio Method: Steam tempeh for 20 minutes. Put a little water in wok and heat to medium heat. Cook onion first, cover until soft (5-8 min). Add vegetables except greens, stir-fry quickly for 5 min- they should be crunchy. Add the tempeh and greens cook for […]

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