Simple Sprout Salad

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation

Simple Sprout Salad
2 cups alfalfa sprouts
2 cups mung sprouts
1 cup sunflower sprouts
1. Arrange an outside ring of alfalfa sprouts on a plate
2. Next make a ring of mung sprouts
3. Place sunflower sprouts in the center
4. Serve with your favorite salad dressing
Serves 1
TCM Analysis:
Alfalfa- neutral, bitter, dries dampness, UB/intestines, diuretic, detoxifies body
Mung Bean- cold, sweet, detoxifies body, beneficial to LV/GB, produces yin fluids, alleviates damp-heat, diuretic, reduces swelling, clears summer heat.
Sunflower- neutral, sweet, tonifies SP, moistens intestines
Overall Pattern: The sprouting process increases the cooling attributes of the seed. Sprouts are a specific remedy for cases of stagnant LV qi. In addition, this recipe can clear excess heat as well.