Summer Fruit the TCM Way
Everyone knows fruit is healthy and summer is a great time to eat your share of fresh berries, cherries, peaches, nectarines and melons. The health benefits of summer fruit can be preserved through freezing, canning and making medicinal wines. Let’s take a look at some of my favourite summer fruits from a Chinese medicine perspective.
Strawberries moisten the lungs and support the spleen, which regulates digestion. Eat fresh strawberries or make strawberry juice for dry cough, sore throat, thirst, indigestion or hangover.
Peaches promote blood circulation, moistens the intestines and checks perspiration. Fresh peaches can be eaten for dry cough.
Raspberries can help control urination and dizziness. Eat fresh raspberries or drink raspberry juice to nourish the liver and kidney.
Cherries can boost your Qi or energy and promote blood circulation. Eating fresh cherries can help with numbness in arms and legs and backache.
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