Strawberries

Strawberries   Energetics: Sweet, sour, astringent (cold or hot/sweet or pungent VP- K (+in excess)   Action: Refrigerant, relieve thirst, alterative, leaf mild astringent, antacid as tea   Indications: Similar to raspberries; protects against viruses, cancer, DNA damage, herpes simplex, and skin disorders; high in vitamin C, fi– ber, potassium,…

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Pomegranate (Dáæima)

  Pomegranate (Dáæima)   Energetics: Sweet, astringent, sour/hot, cold / sweet, pungent PK- V+ (sweet); (P+ sour)   Action: Astringent, alterative, hemostatic, rind antiparasitical Indications: The sour, astringent, sweet variety is the best. Builds red blood cells (juice), cleanses bile, blood, bilious indigestion, gall stones, hypera- cidity, fever, intermittent or…

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Pineapple (Ananas-H)

(Ananas-H)   Energetics: Sweet or sour/cold or hot/ sweet or pungent V– KP+ (sour or unripe) sweet in moderation   Action: Diuretic, refrigerant, laxative, digestive stimulant, anti-scurvy, diaphoretic   Indications: Cleanses the liver, biliousness, acidity, jaundice, counters the effects of alcohol. Juice relieves constipation and gastric irritability in fe- vers.…

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Bananas

Bananas          Energetics: Sweet, astringent/hot/sour V– K+ P+ in excess or ulcers. (Unripe: astringent PK-, V+)   Action: Astringent, refrigerant, laxative, nutritive, tonic, heavy, strengthening, aphrodisiac   Indications: Unripe—diarrhea, dysentery, cough, lung bleeding, infants and young children, nerves, alcoholism, Váyu hypertension, heart disorders, protects against strokes, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, high…

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Melons

Melons         Energetics: Sweet/cold/sweet P– K+ V+ (in excess) Action: Refrigerant, febrifuge, diuretic, aphrodisiac   Indications: Watermelon (Chayapula)—summer heat, sunstroke, fevers, thirst, vexation, irritability, burning urine (taken with a pinch of corian- der), or burning sensations; blood purifier, cleans tissues; bleeding gums, canker sores in the mouth; high in…

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Apricots

Apricots   Energetics: Sweet, sour/hot/sweet VK- P+ mildly and in excess   Action: Relieves thirst, anti-cough   Indications: Fever, constipation, cancer, skin, muscle, and nerve disorders, fiber.

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Cranberries

Cranberries Energetics: Astringent, sour/hot/pungent. KVK+   Action: Diuretic, alterative, hemostatic Indications: Excellent for kidney, urethra, and blad- der disorders, asthma, intestinal antiseptic, high in vitamin C. Pitta conditions, burning urine, urinary tract stones and infections, skin rashes, toxic blood, edema, weight reduction (avoid store-bought juices with sugar).

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Cherries

Cherries   Energetics: Sweet, sour, astringent/hot/ sweet V– K+ in excess P+ sour ones VK- P+   Action: Alterative (blood cleansing)   Indications: Mental fatigue, insomnia, stress, heart tonic, blood and plasma building, gout, lumbago, motion sickness, poor vision, rheumatism, paraly- sis, arthritis, stunted growth, obesity, (Black cherries (Bipem kanta)…

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit   Energetics: Sour/hot/sour V– P+ K liquefy/ dis- charge or +   Action: Stimulant, expectorant, astringent Indications: Discharges phlegm when taken in the morning, digests sugars and fats, weight reduction, stimulates liver and pancreas, cardiovascular healing, protects the arteries, cancer preventive, cholesterol, high in vitamin C and potassium. Seeds…

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Peaches (Aru – H)

Peaches (Aru – H)                                    Energetics: Sweet, astringent, or sour/hot/sweet or pungent V– PK+ (V+ sometimes. One peach daily K-) Action: Demulcent, laxative, refrigerant Indications: Fever, cough, seeds—anti-cough/laxa- tive, menstruation, colon worms, heal damaged tis- sues; leaves—allay nausea, vomiting; high in vi- tamin A, potassium, fiber; cancer, heart disease,…

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Mango (Ámra)

Mango (Ámra)   Energetics: Yellow-ripe Mangos: Sweet/hot/sweet VP- K+. Green-unripe mangos: sour, astringent/ cold/pungent VK- P+ (except when prepared as chutney)   Action: Demulcent, diuretic, astringent, refriger– ant, skin-astringent   Indications: Nervous or weak digestion, constipation, vitality, strength, semen, skin, atonic indigestion. Bark infusions, or skin diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, high…

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Grapes (Drakäha)

Grapes (Drakäha, M^idvíká)          Energetics: Green: sour/hot/pungent V– PK+ Purple, red or black: Sweet/cold/sweet V– PK+ Action: Refrigerant, thirst relieving, nutritive, de- mulcent, diuretic, and hemostatic, laxative, aph- rodisiac   Indications: They are said to be the best of the fruits; and provide immediate relief from thirst, burning, fever,…

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Plums

Plums                                                   Energetics: Sweet, sour, astringent/hot/sweet VP–K+ P+ sour European—sweet, Japan sweet/sour Chinese black plum (Umeboshi)—sour (antiparasitical, anti-cough, digestion)   Action: Refrigerant, relieves thirst, alterative, laxative   Indications: Fever, dry cough.

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Raspberries

/Blackberries/Blueberries   Energetics: Sweet, sour, astringent (unripe)/cold/pungent PK- V+   Action: Refrigerant, relieves thirst, astringent; un- ripe—astringent, leaf—astringent, hemostatic, Blueberries—alterative refrigerant, astringent (un- related botanical family)   Indications: Unripe—excess urination, nocturnal emission, improves sexual vitality, liver tonic, diarrhea, Blackberries (Jambul or Rajaphala)—build blood, are good for dysentery and diarrhea; goiter,…

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Mandarin Orange

Tangerine/Mandarin Orange   Energetics: Sweet, sour/cold/sweet (more sour than oranges) VP- K+ P+ excess   Action: Refrigerant, relieve thirst, expectorant, stimulant   Indications: Peels warm, aids appetite, settles stomach, vomiting, cough, discharge phlegm  especially mandarin peel   Contraindications: Aggravates acute Pitta condi- tions

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Guava (Perala)

Guava (Perala; Amruta-phalam; Anjíra)   Energetics: Sweet/cold or hot   Indications: Excessive digestion and metabolism, anorexia, gout. As a jelly it is a heart tonic and anticonstipative. Soaked in water—relieves thirst due to diabetes. Unripe diarrhea. Precaution: When the fruit is raw, the rind and the pulp should be eaten…

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Lemon (Limpaka)

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Lemon (Limpaka) Energetics : Sour, astringent/hot/sour V– P+ excess K- fat K+ plasma Action : Laxative, refrigerant, relieves thirst, expec- torant, astringent, digestive stimulant (juice) sto- machic, peel-digestive stimulant Indications : Summer heat, sunstroke ( especially with salt), fevers, hot-dry skin ; thirst, stops bleeding…

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Pears (Arúk)

Pears (Arúk)   Energetics: Sweet or astringent/cold/ sweet or pungent PK– V+_(unless baked) K+ (sweet)   Action: Nutritive, demulcent, laxative, tonic, feb- rifuge, anti-cough   Indications: Lung tonic, diabetes, diarrhea, con- valescence from lung disease (with cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon); fevers, poor appetite, biliousness, hyperacidity, chronic gall bladder dis- orders,…

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Oranges (Swadu-naringa)

Oranges (Swadu-naringa)   Energetics: Sweet or sour/hot/sweet or pungent V– K+ P+ excess or sour variety. Sweet is the best variety Action: Stimulant, expectorant, appetizer, refrig- erant, relieves thirst; peel—stimulant, carminative Indications: Counters cough, diabetes, bronchitis, liver, heart disorders, vomiting, harmonizes stomach; high in vitamin C and A. A glass…

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Papaya (Papita – H)

Papaya (Papita – H) Energetics: Sweet, sour/hot/sweet V– PK+ P+ in excess Action: Digestive aid, toning, demulcent, stimu- lant, laxative Indications: Convalescence, digestive disorders, pancreas, regulates sugar metabolism,   cough, worms, asthma, back pain, colon disorders, liver and spleen disorders; chronic illness, seeds emmenagogue, for abortion; unripe juice— antiparasitical, blood thinner,…

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