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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.
An energetic approach to diet frees discovery and experimentation. You will discover that food quality--their taste and texture--are often linked to their effects. Chinese herbalists consider Food Energy: Bitter and Pungent foods like tea and ginger are digestive.
Sophora japonica (槐花、槐花蜜)
Suffering from the heat? Headache, bloody nose, red eyes, hypertension? Many cooling, detoxifying herbs are very bitter. Sophora japonica, also known as Huai Hua Mi, (槐花、槐花蜜) is mild and pleasant tasting.