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Cucumbers with lime and cilantro

Categories: Dryness, Heat, Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cucumbers with Lime and Cilantro 2 cucumbers, sliced. Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice. ½ cup cilantro, chopped Salt Cut up cucumbers into a bowl, pour juice on top, add cilantro and salt and mix together. This can last for several days in the refrigerator. Serves 4. TCM ANALYSIS cucumber– Cool, sweet, diuretic, counteract toxins, cleanse blood, moistens lungs Lime juice–Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Cilantro– Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes qi flow. Salt– Salty, cold, Kd. Clears heat, cools blood, eases bowels, nourishes […]

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Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Categories: Indian, Mediterranean, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Vacuity Heat, Yin Vacuity

Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad (also known as Raita) ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, washed well, quartered lengthwise and then sliced as thin as possible 1/2 cup greek yogurt 5-6 minced fresh mint leaves pinch salt optional: 1/2 tsp rosewater mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. can be served with torn fresh lettuce or as a side or condiment. makes about 3 cups. analysis: cucumbers are cooling and sweet and relieve stomach inflammation. yogurt is sweet and neutral and nourishes yin and quenches fire. mint is cool and pungent; […]

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