Raw Persimmon Pie

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming

Raw Persimmon Pie

9 very ripe persimmons
24 dates (wet)
6 very ripe bananas with outsides brown
24 blueberries

Cut dates in half, remove pits, spread on pie plate
Peel bananas, set on top of dates
Mash bananas with fork until custard consistency
Remove skins of persimmons and spread over the bananas
Place blueberries on top.

Analysis of recipe 2B:

Persimmons: cold, sweet, obstructive/astringent. Softens masses. Quenches thirst, empiric for lowering blood pressure.
Banana: cold, sweet. Clears heat, lubricates, lowers blood pressure.
Dates: sweet, warm. Tonifies spleen and stomach.
Blueberries: sweet, sour, tonify blood.

This is a cold, sweet concoction. It will generally slow down the body’s energy systems, anchor yang, and build blood and yin. It contains fruits that are known to lower blood pressure, namely persimmons and bananas.

CI: cold damp conditions, yang deficient conditions