According to traditional Chinese medicine, legumes have a common characteristic of being gentle in nature and having the effect of dissipating dampness and tonifying the spleen, especially for people with weak spleen and stomach. However, their therapeutic effects vary depending on the type.
Lentils: They are mostly consumed in summer and autumn. It can have a certain therapeutic effect on symptoms such as anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, and female leucorrhea caused by weakness of the spleen and stomach. Due to weakness of the spleen and stomach, patients with diabetes often feel dry mouth and tongue, so they'd better eat more lentils at ordinary times. Women can stir fry lentils into powder, 6-12 grams each time, and take them with glutinous rice wine or warm water, which can alleviate the symptoms of leukorrhea.
Concanavalin: sweet in taste and warm in nature, it has the effects of warming the spleen and stomach, lowering qi, benefiting the kidneys, and replenishing vital energy. Suitable for symptoms such as qi stagnation, hiccups, chest tightness, discomfort, and low back pain. Tender concanavalin is used to cook or make Pickled vegetables, which is not only delicious, but also warm and tonic; "Old concanavalin is the best treatment for hiccups.".
Cowpea: That's what we call long beans. In addition to its functions of strengthening the spleen and stomach, it is most important to nourish the kidney. Li Shizhen once praised it for its ability to "regulate the Qi in the middle, tonify the kidney, strengthen the stomach, harmonize the five internal organs, regulate the health of the camp, and generate essence.". The so-called "Ying Wei" refers to the "Ying Wei" and "Qi" in traditional Chinese medicine. Once adjusted, it can fully guarantee the quality of sleep. In addition, eating more cowpeas can also treat discomfort such as vomiting and hiccups. When a child has food accumulation and bloating, use an appropriate amount of raw cowpeas and chew them carefully before swallowing them. This can have a certain relieving effect.
Peas: Peas have a sweet taste and a smooth nature. Eating them regularly can nourish the body and nourish qi, and help urinate. It is suitable for symptoms such as insufficient food intake and abdominal distension caused by weakness of the spleen and stomach. Breastfeeding women who eat it can also help increase the amount of milk they receive.
In addition, a healthy and scientific diet should be used to nourish the body, and it should not be randomly or blindly replenished, otherwise the effect would be counterproductive!
Chinese yam: It has a smooth nature and sweet taste, and is a "top grade" medicine in traditional Chinese medicine. It has the effects of tonifying the lungs and strengthening the spleen, and can benefit the kidneys and replenish the essence. People with kidney deficiency should eat it regularly.
Scallops: Also known as scallops. It has a mild and sweet taste, and can nourish the kidney and nourish yin. Therefore, people with kidney yin deficiency should eat it regularly.
Perch: Also known as sea bass, perch roe. It has a mild nature and sweet taste, which can not only nourish the spleen and stomach, but also liver and kidney, and benefit muscles and bones.
Chestnut: Warm in nature and sweet in taste, it not only has the function of tonifying the spleen and stomach, but also has the function of tonifying the kidney and strengthening the waist. It is most suitable for those with kidney deficiency and low back pain.
Lycium barbarum: It has a smooth nature and sweet taste, and has the functions of tonifying the kidney and liver, benefiting the essence and eyesight, strengthening the muscles and bones, eliminating low back pain, and prolonging life if taken for a long time. Particularly suitable for middle-aged women with kidney deficiency.
Polygonum multiflorum: It has the effect of tonifying the liver and kidney, benefiting the essence and blood, and has been used by physicians throughout the ages for people with kidney deficiency. Anyone with kidney deficiency who has early gray hair, weak waist and knees, aching muscles and bones, or male ejaculation, or women who take it with them, should eat well.
Avoid or eat less: water chestnut, persimmon, raw radish, raw cucumber, raw sweet potato, watermelon, melon, onion, pepper, mustard, clove, fennel, pepper, mint, water shield, chrysanthemum, salt, sauce, Baijiu and cigarettes.