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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