Horseradish
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Horseradish in TCM:

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



Temperature: hot

Channels: LU, ST, SP, UB, KD

Flavors: pungent
Tonifies: yang

Special Properties:
circulates qi, disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind, resolves phlegm


In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Horseradish is known for its ability to tonify yang. It also helps to promote qi circulation, disperse cold, resolve dampness, expel wind, and resolve phlegm. Horseradish is specifically good for treating wind-damp-cold.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the Lung, Stomach, Spleen, Urine Bladder, and Kidney. The flavor of Horseradish is acrid, and it is considered to be hot in temperature. Take special care when consuming hot or cold foods as its important to keep a temperature netural diet to prevent disharmony from developing.
 





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