Kamut
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Kamut in TCM:

Explore the properties of Kamut according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):



Temperature: cool

Channels: SP, HT, KD

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: yin

Special Properties:
clears heat


In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Kamut is known for its ability to tonify yin. It also helps to clear heat. In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the Spleen, heart, and kidney. The flavor of Kamut is sweet, and it is considered to be cool in temperature.

Kamut, which is an ancient form of wheat, was almost extinct until its transplantation to Montana helped to revive the species. Kamut is "less allergenic" than wheat while sharing similar properties (HWWF 482). While it contains gluten it does not usually trigger celiac symptoms (although its best to start with small portions). Kamut has a lighter and more delicate flavor than wheat.
 





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