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DIETARY SUGGESTIONS FOR LIVER QI STAGNATION


Liver Qi Stagnation is one of the more common disharmonies affecting people in modern society. It often manifests as stress, depression, and anxiety; and can have clear physical symptoms such as shoulder tension, headaches, insomnia, menstrual difficulty, and more.

Beneficial Foods: generally bitter and sour; slightly spicy
Ambergris, basil, bay leaf, beets, black-eyed pea, beef, bird's nest, broccoli, brown sugar, brussels sprouts, Budha Hand Citron, butterfish, button mushroom, cabbage, caraway seed, cardamom seed, cherry, chestnut, chicken, chive, coconut meat, cumin, date, dill seed, fennel seed, garlic, ginger, goose meat, grapefruit, green onion, hawthorn berry, jackfruit, kumquat, lemon, lime, lotus stem, lychee nut, malt, mango leaf, marjoram, mustard seed, mustard greens, mutton, oregano, rapeseed, red bean, rice (steamed or sweet), saffron, shiitake mushroom, spearmint, strawberry, string bean, squash, sweet potato, tangerine, taro root, tofu, turmeric.

Beneficial Teas:
Jasmine, mint, orange peel

Avoid:
Alcohol, cayenne, chili peppers, cinnamon, clove, coffee, tobacco.

With heat symptoms, be sure to take all spicy foods (like garlic, ginger, fennel, etc) in moderation.

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