Foods That Can Help to Boost Immunity & Prevent Flu/Virus:

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Fresh Ginger - Sheng Jiang, Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens

Slightly Warm, Acrid

Fresh Ginger - Sheng Jiang, Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens

Eating Fresh Ginger can prevent symptoms caused by colds/flus/virus by:

  • Benefitting the functions of the Lung, Spleen, Stomach organs
  • Inducing Sweating
  • Stopping cough
  • Stopping Nausea, vomiting
  • Reduces toxicity of other herbs & sea food in the body (this is why ginger @ sushi)
  • Normalizes Qi / energy flow in the body
 
This herb should be used with caution if you have excessive sweating, signs of heat, or anemia. 
 
* please contact me before using large quantities, if you have questions or concerns relating to the cautions listed above. 

Garlic - Da Suan, Bulbis Allie Sativi

Warm, Acrid

Garlic - Da Suan, Bulbis Allie Sativi

Eating Garlic can prevent symptoms caused by colds/flus/virus epidemics by:

  • Benefitting the functions of the Lung, Spleen, Stomach & Large Intestine organs
  • Combatting common bacterial & viral invasions
 
This herb should be used with caution when used in conjunction with anti diabetics such as insulin, tolbutamide (Orinase), glipizide (Glucotrol), and glyburide (Diabeta/Micronase) as there may be a synergistic effect which would lead to hypoglycemia.
 
* please contact me before using large quantities, if you have questions or concerns relating to the cautions listed above.

Green Onions - Cong Bai, Bulbus Allee

Slightly Warm, Acrid

Green Onions - Cong Bai, Bulbus Allee

Eating Green Onions can prevent symptoms caused by colds/flus/virus epidemics by:

  • Benefitting the functions of the Lung and Stomach organs
  • Inducing Sweating
  • Regulating Qi / energy flow in the body
  • Relieving toxicity levels in the body
 
This herb should be used with caution if there is already profuse sweating, and when there are signs of heat or fever occurring in the body.  Large doses can lead to gastric irritation, hemorrhoids, headache & fever. 
 
* please contact me before using large quantities, if you have questions or concerns relating to the cautions listed above.

Turmeric - Yu Jin, Radix Curcumae - Turmeric Tuber

Cold/Cool, Acrid, Bitter

Turmeric - Yu Jin, Radix Curcumae - Turmeric Tuber

Eating Turmeric can prevent symptoms caused by colds/flus/virus epidemics by:

  • Benefitting the functions of the Lung, Liver, Heart, and Gallbladder organs
  • Reducing Inflammation in the body 
  • Reducing signs & symptoms of depression or stress
  • Alleviating pain, Clearing heat, cooling the body 
  • Regulates Qi / energy flow in the body
 
In large quantities, this herb is considered a strong blood mover & should be used with caution if you might be pregnant, using any blood thinner medications, or anemic.
 
* please contact me before using large quantities, if you have questions or concerns relating to the cautions listed above.

Sweet Potatoes - Zhu Ling, Polyporus

Slightly Cool, Sweet, Bland

Sweet Potatoes - Zhu Ling, Polyporus

Eating Sweet Potatoes can prevent symptoms caused by colds/flus/virus epidemics by:

  • Strengthening the function of the Spleen/Stomach organs
  • Benefitting the functions of the Kidney and the Urinary Bladder 
  • Promoting Urination, clearing dampness
  • Clearing heat from the body
 
Eating large quantities of this herb should be used with caution. Especially when used in conjunction with diuretic such as chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, furmoside (Lasix), bumetinide (Bumex) and torsemide (Demadex) may lead to increased elimination of water and/or electrolytes.
 
* please contact me before using large quantities, if you have questions or concerns relating to the cautions listed above.

GoJi Berries Lycium Fruit - Gou Qi Zi, Fructus Lycii

Neutral, Sweet

GoJi Berries Lycium Fruit - Gou Qi Zi, Fructus Lycii

Eating Goji Berries can prevent symptoms caused by colds/flus/virus epidemics by:

  • Benefiting the functions of the Lung, Liver, and Kidney organs
  • Nourishing the blood of the Liver & Kidney organs
  • Nourishing & moistening the fluids of the lungs 
  • Benefiting the source qi/energy of the body 
  • Brightening the eyes 
This herb should be used with caution if there is already profuse sweating, and when there are signs of heat or fever occurring in the body. Use with caution is your body is producing phlegm and when you are having loose stools or diarrhea. Use with caution during pregnancy.
 
* please contact me before using large quantities, if you have questions or concerns relating to the cautions listed above.

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hiromi@acupunctureforhumans.com

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(707) 495-6615

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