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Natta (Fermented Soy Beans)

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Natta (Fermented Soy Beans) Japan Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 package natta (about 1/3 cup) 1/8 tspn karashi (Japanese mustard) 1/4 tspn soy sauce 1 tbsp scallion (white portion) Mix together and serve. May be used as a condiment for rice. Natta: bitter sweet neutral HT SP KI Actions: invigorates the blood, tonifies KI jing, harmonizes middle jiao, smooths the skin. Indications: high cholesterol, thrombosis, excessive immune reactions, dysentery, weak bones, osteoporosis, hair loss. Mustard: acrid warm LU Actions: penetrates to the yin to restore movement to the yang, regulates qi, […]

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Mung Bean Sprout Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Wind Heat Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

Mung Bean Sprout Salad Overall recipe: Releases exterior, resolves toxin, clears heat. Mung Bean Sprouts: sweet, cool. Clears heat, resolves toxins, disperses summer-heat. Scallion: acrid, warm. Releases exterior, resolves toxin Sesame Seed: sweet, neutral. Moistens interior, supplements liver and kidney. Sesame Oil: sweet cool. Detoxifies, moistens dryness, promotes bowel movement. Ginger: acrid, slightly warm. Disperses cold, releases exterior, transforms phlegm, stops vomit. Vinegar: sour, bitter, warm. Resolves toxin, kills worms, scatters stasis. Garlic: acrid, warm. Courses qi, resolves toxin, kills parasites. Honey: sweet, neutral. Resolves toxin, moistens dryness, strengthens the […]

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Congee with an Autumn or Winter Mix

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming

Congee with an Autumn or Winter Mix By Mitch Harris Serves 2-4 Part 1 1 part (1 cup) congee: part buckwheat: neutral, sweet, descend qi, strengthen ST, lowers blood pressure part quinoa: warm, sweet, strengthen SP, warms yang part short cut oats: warm, sweet, strengthen SP/ST, harmonize qi 8 parts (cups) water (optional bone broth for more jing and blood tonification) Part 2 Per serving options of: Winter Season Mix Handful of Shitake Mushroom: neutral, sweet, strengthen stomach, detoxifies, strengthens immunity and promotes healing. Scallion: hot, pungent, expel external pathogen, […]

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