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Flashcards in Heat Deck (18):
1

Heat Differentiation

Red complexion, warm sensation, sores, sweating, thirst

Red Tongue, yellow coating, rapid pulse

2

Clear heat foods

suitable foods: celery, cucumber, asparagus, spinach, tomato, tofum bitter melon, watermelon

Not suitable: spicy, hot nature

3

celery

Sweet, acrid, cool
Enters ST, LU, LV
- Clear heat, promote urination, stop bleeding, arrest leucorrhea

Cautions: not food for loose stools due to SP Xu

4

Asparagus

sweet, cold
Clear heat, anti cancer
- Rich in amino acids, proteins and vitamin, which were higher than general fruit and vegetables

5

Tofu

Sweet, cool
Enters SP, ST, LI
- Promote body fluid, moisten dryness, clear heat toxin, promote lactation

6

Corn

sweet, slightly cool
Enters LI, ST
- Regulate ST, promote urination, eliminate stones
- reduce blood fat, blood pressure

7

Mung Bean

Sweet, cold
Enters HT, ST, LV
- Clear heat toxin, clear summer heat, promote urination
- detoxifies from lead and pesticide poisoning

Cautions: not suitable for SP xu type diarrhea

8

Egg Plant

Sweet, Cool
Enters SP, ST, LI
- Clears heat, promote urination, educe edema, strengthen SP and regulate ST

Not good for deficient cold type of diarrhea

9

Tomato

Sweet, sour, slightly cold
Enters LV, SP, ST
- Promote body fluid, relieve thirst, cool blood, calm liver
- Contains lycopene, Vitamin C

10

(flesh of) Cactus

slightly cold, bland
Enters ST, SP, LU
- Clear heat, detoxification, move qi and blood, eliminate swelling, clear LU heat to stop cough, good topically (ex. mumps)

can get pickled

11

Bitter Melon (can find in whole foods)

bitter, cold
Enter HT, SP, ST
- Clear summer heat, brighten eyes, clear toxins
For the HBP, High Cholesterol, High Blood Sugar
-Can help with weight loss
Reduce bitterness through heat- blanch it in boiling water

Cautions: careful for SP deficient cold

12

Prickly Pear (cactus family)

Regulate ST and Promote digestion

13

Cucumber

Sweet, cold
Enters St, SI
-Clear heat, relieve thirst, promote urination, clear toxins

Caution: not for MJ cold, during acute stage of senile chronic bronchitis

14

Loofah Gourd

Sweet, Cool
Enters LU, ST
- Clear Phlegm heat, stop cough wheezing, dredge channels

15

Wax Gourd, Fuzzy Gourd, Winter Gourd

Sweet, bland, cool
- Enters LU, LI, BL
-Clear heat, strongly promotes urination, reduce edema, promote body fluid, eliminate restlessness

Cautions
- Not for chronic diarrhea

16

Watermelon

Sweet, cold
Enters HT,ST, BL
- Clear summer heat, eliminate restlessness, relieve thirst, strongest for promoting urination

Caution: not for diarrhea due to SP deficient cold

17

Lettuce

Sweet, cool
Enters ST, BL
Clears ST heat, promotes urination
- Natural gums

Caution: not suitable for MJ cold

18

Green Tea

Bitter, Sweet, Cool
- Enters HT, LU, ST
- Promote body fluid to stop thirst, clear heat and detoxification, eliminate damp, promote urination, clear HT

Caution: not for insomnia