Potatoes (Alu – H)

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Potatoes (Alu – H) Energetics: Pleasant, astringent/cold/sweet PKV+ (curried is best) [may aggravateVP as a nightshade] V : Use ghee or butter Actions: Nutritive, tonic, diuretic, sedative (grounds), produces breast milk Indications: Strengthening, diarrhea, absorption, cancer, blood pressure, balances alkalinity and acidity. Precautions: A v…

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Cauliflower (Phulkobí – H)

    astringent/cold/ pungent PK- V+—more sweet and sattwic than the others, demulcent, nu- tritive, combines well with dairy;   reduces the risk of cancer (especially rectum, colon and stomach). It is better for diabetics than cabbage. Kale—blood cleanser, one of the best cancer fighting vegetables (lung, stomach, esophageal, colon,…

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Sweet Potatoes and Yams

    Sweet Potatoes and Yams (Piòæálu) Energetics: Sweet/cold/sweet VP- K+ P+ excess Actions: Nutritive Indications: Convalescence, debility, reduces can- cer risk (especially lungs), high amounts of vitamin A/beta carotene, antioxidant properties, high in vi- tamin C, low in calories.   Contraindications: Hard to digest, eat without other vegetables. Yams…

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Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens Energetics: Pungent, bitter/hot/pungent VK– P+ moderately   Actions: Stimulant, expectorant   Indications: Seeds discharge phlegm better than greens; high amounts of calcium, iron, vitamin A, and niacin.

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Alfalfa Sprouts (Lasunghas – H)

    Alfalfa Sprouts (Lasunghas – H)   Energetics: Astringent, sweet/cold/pungent PKV+ , decrease agni   Actions: Alterative, astringent, diuretic Indications: Cleanse blood and lymph, reduce fat and tumors, acne, boils, skin cancer, arthritis, gout, obesity, edema, vitamins, and minerals.

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Corn (sweet) (Yavanala)

Corn (sweet) (Yavanala) Energetics: Sweet, astringent/hot/sweet or pungent K– VP+ excess   Actions: Balanced, corn silk diuretic   Indications: Strengthening, corn silk—jaundice, hepatitis, gall and kidney stones; urinary tract infections, edema, brain and nervous system tonic; helps gain weight; bone and muscle builder; vitamins A, B, C, potassium, phosphorus, iron,…

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Turnips (Raktasarßhapa)

Turnips (Raktasarßhapa) and Rutabaga   Energetics: Pungent, astringent/hot/pungent KVP+ rajasic   Actions: Alterative   Indications: Blood and lymph cleanser, stops bleeding, Pitta or Kapha arthritis; uric acid, kid- ney stones, overweight, gout; rich in all vitamins (high in vitamin C) and sulfur.

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Avocado

    Energetics: Astringent/cold/sweet VP– K+ best taken with spices   Actions: Tonic, nutritive, demulcent, emollient Indications: Nourishes liver, lungs, skin, builds muscle and blood, emaciation, convalescence, hy– poglycemia reduces the risk of heart attacks; high in protein, contains vitamins A, D, E; high in minerals, especially copper and iron;…

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Chilies—Hot Peppers (Jhal – H)

  —Hot Peppers (Jhal – H)    Energetics: Pungent/hot/pungent VK- P++, Agni++ (rajasic)   Actions: Stimulant, diaphoretic, digestive, decongestant   Indications: Burns áma, appetite, indigestion, para- sites, lungs (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, tra- cheal and bronchial cell swelling), blood clots, pain.

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