Squash

Squash   —Acorn, Summer (Heavy) Energetics: Sweet, astringent/cold/pungent VPK= Actions:    —Winter   Energetics: Sweet, astringent/hot/pungent VPK+ Actions: Demulcent, expectorant Indications: More nutritive than summer variety, dry cough, laryngitis, high in vitamin A.   —Zucchini and Yellow   Energetics: Sweet, astringent/cold/pungent VPK; V+ excess Actions: Alterative, diuretic, refrigerant, expecto- rant…

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Carrots (£hikha-mulam)

    Energetics: Sweet, astringent/hot/sweet or pungent VK- P+ excess; juice V+ due to its cold nature, sweet nature makes it hard to digest   Actions: Digestive, laxative, diuretic, appetite stimulant, alterative, antiseptic; seeds stimulant, antispasmodic, emmenagogue   Indications: Increase blood flow, build blood, brighten eyes, rickets, colitis, gout, constipation,…

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Sea Vegetables

Sea  Vegetables Seaweed   Energetics: Salty, astringent/cold/sweet VPK= VP- K+ excess Actions: Alterative Indications: Minerals, plasma, edema, congestion, thyroid, cysts, benign tumors. Dulse; Rich in pro- tein, fluoride, iron Irish Moss/Kelp; High in cal- cium, potassium, magnesium, iron; excellent for thyroid disorders Kuzu; Gives quick energy Nori; Good for prostate…

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Mushrooms

  Mushrooms Energetics: Sweet, astringent/hot/pungent PKV+ áma+ (tamasic)   Actions:  Indications: Edema, overweight, antitumor, anticarcinogenic, reduce cholesterol, longevity. Contraindications: Do not eat with boils, car- buncles, pus infections

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Asparagus (Marchuba – H)

Asparagus (Marchuba – H)   Energetics: Sweet, bitter, astringent/cold/sweet VPK=   Actions: Diuretic, alterative, mild laxative, demul- cent, tonic, aphrodisiac, sedative   Indications: High Pitta, bleeding disorders or in- fections of urinary or reproductive systems (including venereal disease like herpes and for urinary stones), fever, edema (and cardiac edema), gout,…

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Beans/Greens

Beans/Greens   Energetics: Sweet, astringent/hot/sweet PK– V+ excess   Actions: Alterative, diuretic, astringent Indications: Cleanses blood and liver, gout, nor– malize liver and pancreas; rheumatism, contain vitamins A, B-complex, C, chlorophyll, carbohy– drates, calcium, phosphorous, copper, cobalt, trace source of inositol.

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Broccoli

Broccoli astringent/cold/pungent PKV+ — alterative – blood cleanser, lowers the risk of cancer of the esophagus, larynx, lung, prostate, mouth, colon, pharynx, cervix, and stomach, tumor.

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Bitter Melon (Karela)

Bitter Melon (Karela) Energetics: Bitter/cold/pungent PK- V+ Actions :  Antip yretic,   alterative,   antacid, antiparasitical Indications: Excellent for diabetes; kidney stones, intestinal worms, parasites, cleanses liver, bile, blood, reduces weight, tumors, fever, diarrhea, anemia, summer use, high in vitamin C.

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Potatoes (Alu – H)

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Potatoes (Alu – H) Energetics: Pleasant, astringent/cold/sweet PKV+ (curried is best) [may aggravateVP as a nightshade] V : Use ghee or butter Actions: Nutritive, tonic, diuretic, sedative (grounds), produces breast milk Indications: Strengthening, diarrhea, absorption, cancer, blood pressure, balances alkalinity and acidity. Precautions: A v…

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Cauliflower (Phulkobí – H)

    astringent/cold/ pungent PK- V+—more sweet and sattwic than the others, demulcent, nu- tritive, combines well with dairy;   reduces the risk of cancer (especially rectum, colon and stomach). It is better for diabetics than cabbage. Kale—blood cleanser, one of the best cancer fighting vegetables (lung, stomach, esophageal, colon,…

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Sweet Potatoes and Yams

    Sweet Potatoes and Yams (Piòæálu) Energetics: Sweet/cold/sweet VP- K+ P+ excess Actions: Nutritive Indications: Convalescence, debility, reduces can- cer risk (especially lungs), high amounts of vitamin A/beta carotene, antioxidant properties, high in vi- tamin C, low in calories.   Contraindications: Hard to digest, eat without other vegetables. Yams…

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Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens Energetics: Pungent, bitter/hot/pungent VK– P+ moderately   Actions: Stimulant, expectorant   Indications: Seeds discharge phlegm better than greens; high amounts of calcium, iron, vitamin A, and niacin.

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Alfalfa Sprouts (Lasunghas – H)

    Alfalfa Sprouts (Lasunghas – H)   Energetics: Astringent, sweet/cold/pungent PKV+ , decrease agni   Actions: Alterative, astringent, diuretic Indications: Cleanse blood and lymph, reduce fat and tumors, acne, boils, skin cancer, arthritis, gout, obesity, edema, vitamins, and minerals.

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Corn (sweet) (Yavanala)

Corn (sweet) (Yavanala) Energetics: Sweet, astringent/hot/sweet or pungent K– VP+ excess   Actions: Balanced, corn silk diuretic   Indications: Strengthening, corn silk—jaundice, hepatitis, gall and kidney stones; urinary tract infections, edema, brain and nervous system tonic; helps gain weight; bone and muscle builder; vitamins A, B, C, potassium, phosphorus, iron,…

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Turnips (Raktasarßhapa)

Turnips (Raktasarßhapa) and Rutabaga   Energetics: Pungent, astringent/hot/pungent KVP+ rajasic   Actions: Alterative   Indications: Blood and lymph cleanser, stops bleeding, Pitta or Kapha arthritis; uric acid, kid- ney stones, overweight, gout; rich in all vitamins (high in vitamin C) and sulfur.

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Avocado

    Energetics: Astringent/cold/sweet VP– K+ best taken with spices   Actions: Tonic, nutritive, demulcent, emollient Indications: Nourishes liver, lungs, skin, builds muscle and blood, emaciation, convalescence, hy– poglycemia reduces the risk of heart attacks; high in protein, contains vitamins A, D, E; high in minerals, especially copper and iron;…

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Chilies—Hot Peppers (Jhal – H)

  —Hot Peppers (Jhal – H)    Energetics: Pungent/hot/pungent VK- P++, Agni++ (rajasic)   Actions: Stimulant, diaphoretic, digestive, decongestant   Indications: Burns áma, appetite, indigestion, para- sites, lungs (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, tra- cheal and bronchial cell swelling), blood clots, pain.

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