The heart, the bitter flavour and summer

2019-07-30T06:45:51+00:00July 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The summer season is associated with the bitter flavour. Cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower and broccoli, are categorized within this vegetable family. Some other common bitter foods are: coffee, dark chocolate (cacao), kale, dandelion, grapefruit, green tea, rhubarb, turmeric, hibiscus, and endive. The bitter taste stimulates digestion and has a descending, drying, and draining quality. Used in [...]

LIVER, WOOD ELEMENT & SPRING:

2019-06-13T23:25:37+00:00June 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spring is a time of new beginnings and awakenings. The Inner Classics, an ancient text of Chinese medicine, expresses this season as a time to rise early with the sun and take brisk walks. These are yang activities, reflecting the ascending and active nature of this season. All around us plant life is growing and the [...]