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Spices and Herbs 

 

Dried Ginger: Hot, pungent, effects lung, stomach and spleen, yang and qi tonic, circulates blood, warms middle jiao, opens the meridians.

 

Pepper (Black and White): Hot, pungent, effects stomach and large intestine, warms interior, descends rebellious qi.

 

Pepper (Red and Green): Hot, pungent, effects heart and spleen, warms interior, harmonizes middles jiao, stimulates appetite.

 

Cinnamon Bark: Hot, sweet and pungent, effects spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, diaphoretic, strengthens stomach, warms surface and interior.

 

Fennel Seed: Warm, pungent, effects kidneys, urinary bladder, stomach, warms interior, circulates qi.

 

Sweet Basil: Warm, pungent, effects lungs, large intestine, spleen, and stomach, qi and yang tonic, circulates qi and blood. harmonizes stomach.

 

Dillseed: Warm, pungent, effect spleen and stomach, qi and yang tonic, circulates qi and blood.

 

Garlic: Warm, pungent, effects spleen, stomach and lungs, qi and yang tonic, circulates qi and blood, warms middle jiao, destroys warms.

 

Clove: Warm, pungent, effects stomach, spleen and kidneys, yang tonic, warms interior.

 

Fresh Ginger: Warm, pungent, effects lungs, stomach and spleen, diaphoretic, yang and qi tonic, circulates blood, transforms phlegm, stops vomit.

 

Coriander: Warm, pungent, effects lung and spleen, diaphoretic, harmonizes middle jiao.

 

Nutmeg: Warm, pungent, effects spleen and large intestines, qi and yang tonic, warms interior, circulates blood, warms middle jiao, lowers rebellious qi

 

Cinnamon Twig: Warm, pungent and sweet, effects urinary bladder, heart, and lung, diaphoretic, warms upper jiao.

 

Star Anise: Warm, pungent and sweet, effects spleen, kidneys, and liver, yang tonic, circulates qi, harmonizes stomach, stops vomiting.

 

Caraway Seed: Warm, slightly pungent, effects kidneys and stomach, circulates qi, descends rebellious qi.

 

Spearmint: Warm, pungent and sweet, effects lung and spleen, diaphoretic, circulates qi and blood.

 

Ginseng: Warm, sweet and slightly bitter, effects spleen, lungs and heart, qi tonic, produces fluids, calms shen(mind).

 

Rosemary: Warm, pungent, effects lungs and stomach, diaphoretic, activates blood, strengthens stomach, calms shen.

 

Saffron: Neutral, sweet, effects heart and liver, circulates qi and blood, eliminates blood stagnation.

 

Licorice: Neutral, sweet, effects spleen, stomach and lungs, lubricates lungs, detoxifies, moderates effects of other herbs.

 

Peppermint: Cool, pungent, effects lung and liver, diaphoretic, regulates qi and blood.

 

Marjoram: Cool, pungent, effects lungs and spleen, diaphoretic, circulates qi, drains dampness.