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Flashcards in Blood Deficiency Deck (10):
1

Blood Deficiency Differentiation

pale complexion, pale nails, pale lips, dizziness, palpitation, insomnia, scanty menses
- Pale tongue, thin pulse

2

Nourish blood foods

Tonigy Spleen and Nourish Liver to Generate Blood

Black bone chicken, cherries, grapes, dates, peanuts, beef, wild rice, shiitaki mushroom, spinach, longan fruit

Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vit B12

Not suitable: garlic, chili, mustard, salty food

3

Carrot

Sweet, Neutral
Enters LU and SP
- Nourish blood, tonigy SP, reduce food stagnation, moisten dryness and brighten eyes

Cautions: can cause yellow skin

4

Kale

sweet, slightly acrid, slightly cool
- Enters ST and KD
- Nourish blood, regulate ST, tonify brain and marrow, calm spirit
- Vita A, C, B2, minerals, Ca, Iron, K

5

Broccoli

slightly cool, sweet
- Enters SP, ST, K
- Nourish blood, cool heat, stop bleeding
- Sulforaphane: anti cancer
Contains Vit C, Vit K, Se, Folic acid

6

Grapes

Sweet, Sour, Neutral
Enters LU SP KD
- Tonify blood and qi, strengthen bones and sinews, promote urination, calm fetus, reduce restlessness and thirst

7

Longan

Sweet, Warm
Enters HT and SP
- Tonify HT and SP qi and blood, calm shen, stop diarrhea, promote urination and eliminate edema
Cautions: not for phlegm fire or dampness

8

Peanut

Sweet, neutral
Enters SP and LU
-Nourish Blood, Moisten LU, regulate ST, Promote urination, promote lactation

Cautions: not for dampness or diarrhea
- dont eat the ones without the red casing-

9

Cherry

sweet, warm
- Enter LV, LU
-Nourish blood, vent measles
- Contains Iron, Vitamin A

10

Cuttlefish

salty, neutral
Enters LV, KD
- Nourish blood, promote lactation, tonify SP and K, nourish yin, regulate menses, astringe vaginal discharge
- Blood level food
- Cuttlefish + Pumpkin--> vision

CC: gout, seafood allergies