Corn is cool in nature. When eaten in season, this wonderful food helps cool the body down and combat the heat and humidity of the mid to late summer months. It is also naturally sweet, which is the flavor that strengthens the Spleen, Stomach, and digestive functions. It’s as though Mother Nature has provided us with a perfect food at just the right time. So when your feeling hot and sluggish with low appetite, corn is just the food to get you back on track!
Corn can stop bleeding, promote urination, benefit the gall bladder, lower blood pressure, clear heat and detoxify the body. During this time of year, people often suffer from slight swelling or edema, high blood pressure do to the heat & humidity, as well as hives, sores, rashes, etc. that tend to occur in hot weather. Eat some corn to help rectify these problems.
Conditions & Food Therapy
The conditions corn is often prescribed for in Chinese nutritional therapy are: difficult urination, gallstones, hepatitis, jaundice, hypertension, and heart disease.
For high blood pressure, jaundice, and gallstones - eat corn regularly and drink fresh corn silk tea.
To detoxify and clear heat - drink cornsilk & dandelion tea.
For swelling and difficult urination - drink cornsilk & pearl barley tea.
For high blood pressure - drink cornsilk & chrysanthemum tea.
We hope you enjoyed learning a bit about corn and its uses. Ask us next time your in if your looking for more information on other foods and therapies. We can point you to some great resources. Chinese nutritional consults are also available at the office. Call 413-695-8123 to book your appointment.