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Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) theory teaches that we are part of Nature and are made up of her elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each element has corresponding organ systems and their functions. The Five Elements is an ancient elaboration of the endocrine system.
Lotus Seed, Dried Lian Zi 蓮子
Lotus Seed nourishes and calms body and mind. Lotus seed is often cooked in soups, deserts or boiled and served with raw honey. Lotus seeds, called Lian Zi, the mature seed of the water lily, tastes mildly sweet and is astringent.
Cool the Heat
Traditional Chinese diet and medicine teach ways to prevent our body temperature from reaching extremes. Excess cold or heat in diet or weather damage body and mind.