100 Natural Foods: A Practical Guide to Health with Traditional Chinese Medicine (A Modern Reader of 'Compendium of Materia and Medica')

100 Natural Foods: A Practical Guide to Health with Traditional Chinese Medicine (A Modern Reader of 'Compendium of Materia and Medica')

by Yang Li

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Overview

A modern, easy-to-understand cookbook and guide to the Compendium of Materia and Medica—the most comprehensive book ever written about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Compiled during the Ming Dynasty, the original Compendium of Materia and Medica text includes an encyclopedic level of detail, summarizing TCM's entire history and practices through the mid-16th century. Though full of incredibly valuable information that has been studied and used for thousands of years, it can be difficult for a modern reader to distill.

100 Natural Foods has done just that, highlighting 100 common natural foods and their health benefits, including:
  • More than 100 recipes for the featured foods
  • Cooking techniques and uses for grains, meats, fruits, and vegetables
  • How to eat seasonally to enhance health and fitness
  • The relationship between characteristics, colors, tastes of food, and health
  • How to develop a personalized diet plan, based on lifestyle and body type
  • Simple and effective food therapy strategies for common diseases
  • Using food for health preservation (preventing illness and extending lifespan)
With at least one recipe for each featured food, this guide doubles as a cookbook. Full-color photos and practical tips make 100 Natural Foods a great resource for anyone hoping to enjoy the benefits of TCM or embrace a more natural lifestyle.

Recipes include:
  • Cucumber Kiwi Juice
  • Buckwheat Noodles
  • Potato and Spanish Soup
  • And many more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602201606
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 543,449
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Yang Li is a professor at China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. She had been practicing medicine for 40 years, teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine for 30, and has published more than 30 books on TCM.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Choose the Right Food 11

1 Five Properties of Food 11

2 Five Colors of Food 15

3 Five Tastes of Food 17

4 How to Eat in Each Season 19

5 What to Eat for Different Constitutions 22

Chapter 2 Grains 27

Rice 27

Corn 29

Millet 31

Black Rice 32

Pearl Barley 34

Glutinous Rice 36

Oat 37

Buckwheat 39

Soybean 41

Black Bean 42

Mung Bean 44

Red Bean 46

Chapter 3 Vegetables 49

Chinese Cabbage 49

Lettuce 51

Cabbage 53

Spinach 54

Rapeseed Greens 56

Celery 58

Chinese Leek 60

Tomato 61

White Turnip 63

Carrot 65

Eggplant 67

Green Pepper 70

Cucumber 72

Loofah 73

Bitter Gourd 76

White Gourd 78

Onion 80

Cauliflower 82

Potato 84

Yam 86

Lotus Root 88

Bamboo Shoot 89

Mushroom 91

Oyster Mushroom 93

Needle Mushroom 94

Black Fungus 96

White Fungus 98

Chapter 4 Fruits and Nuts 101

Banana 101

Pear 103

Orange 105

Kiwi 107

Cherry 109

Grape 111

Pineapple 113

Papaya 115

Tangerine 116

Watermelon 118

Strawberry 120

Mango 122

Hawthorn Berry 124

Red Date 126

Longan 128

Peanut 130

Chestnut 132

Walnut 134

Cashew 136

Chapter 5 Meat and Eggs 139

Pork 139

Beef 141

Mutton 143

Chicken 145

Duck 147

Chicken Egg 148

Chapter 6 Aquatic Products 151

Squid 151

Crab 153

Sea Cucumber 154

Shrimp 156

Clam 158

Kelp 160

Seaweed 162

Chapter 7 Drinks 165

Milk 165

Soy Milk 167

Honey 169

Green Tea 172

Black Tea 174

Chapter 8 Seasonings 177

Vinegar 177

Soy Sauce 178

Green Onion 179

Ginger 181

Garlic 182

White Sugar 183

Chapter 9 Nourishing Traditional Chinese Medicines 185

Codonopsis 185

Chinese Wolfberry (Goji Berry) 186

Ginseng 188

Lily Bulb 189

Fox Nut 190

Lotus Seed 191

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