Brussels Sprouts (Kobi – H)

Brussels Sprouts (Kobi – H)— astringent/hot/ pun- gent PK– V+ inhibits cancer of the G.I. tract, liver, stomach, and colon; liver tumors, promotes pan- creatic insulin; rich in vitamins A, C, riboflavin, iron, potassium, fiber; depresses thyroid function. .

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Cucumber (Sakusa, Kíra)

Cucumber (Sakusa, Kíra)    Energetics: Sweet, astringent/cold/sweet VPK+   Actions: Refrigerant, diuretic; seeds better diuretics, febrifuges   Indications: Eaten as a raw dessert mixed with lemon juice, pepper, and salt, enables the body to absorb the maximum amount of the cucumber’s juice and vitamins. Summer food, thirst relieving, urinary tract…

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Peas (Green or Snow)

Peas (Green or Snow) (Sahíla, Vartula)   Energetics: Astringent/cold/pungent PK – V+ (green better for Váyu)   Actions: Alterative, astringent   Indications: Blood cleanser, prevents appendicitis and ulcers, antifertility, lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, low-calorie protein, anti-carcinogen, high fiber.

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Parsley

Parsley   Energetics: Pungent, astringent/hot/pungent VPK= P+ excess   Actions: Stimulant, diuretic, alterative, emmenag- ogue   Indications: Edema, oozing skin rashes, difficult or delayed menstruation; gall stones, vitamins, hypochondriac pain, kidney stones, minerals, blood and lymph cleanser; urinary tract disorders, kid- ney, bladder or prostate disorders; adrenal and thy– roid…

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Beets (Chukander – H)

Beets (Chukander – H)     Energetics: Sweet/hot/sweet V– PK+ excess Actions: Alterative, demulcent, laxative, tonic Indications: Build blood, promote menstruation; juice more medicinal (and aggravate PK). Beet greens have same effects as spinach; lymph functioning, gall bladder, and liver; digestive disorders, anemia (build red blood cells).

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Tomatoes (Bilatí, Baigun – H)

Tomatoes (Bilatí, Baigun – H)               Energetics: Yellow—sweet, sour/heating/pungent VPK+ Red—sour, astringent/hot /pungent the stomach and heat the intestines/sour VPK+ (when raw), VK-P+ when steamed); Tridoähic when occasionally eaten along with cumin, turmeric, and mustard   Actions: Refrigerant, relieves thirst   Indications: Circulation, blood, heart, cholesterol, hypertension, lowers cancer risk;…

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Okra (Tindißha)

Okra (Tindißha) Energetics: Sweet, astringent/cold/sweet PKV+   Actions: Demulcent, emollient, diuretic, alterative, aphrodisiac, tonic, (mallow plant family)   Indications: Difficult, painful, or burning urine; diarrhea, dysentery, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, strengthening, gonorrhea, intestinal disorders, in- flamed or spastic colon, diverticulitis, stomach ul- cers, fever.

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