Therapeutic Foods!

In Chinese Medicine we look at the traditional healing properties of foods, spices, and herbs. These recipes are categorized into 5 organ specific folders. Each recipe folder recognizes the Chinese 5 Element Theory associated with organ pairs, seasons, weather patterns, tastes, colors, and emotions. Use the recipes as a guide to help nourish ailments or increase greater health. You will find many recipes nourish several organs, all at once!

We encourage you to add or take things out as desired, and have fun with creating a nourishing meal!

You will find each recipe on our Pinterest page.

Recipes for Liver & Gall Bladder

WOOD > SPRING > GREEN > BITTER & SOUR > ANGER

The Liver in TCM moistens the tendons, lubricates joint spaces, & stores + purifies the blood.  Weakness in the Liver & Gall Bladder can manifest as shoulder & neck tension, frustration, aggression, muscle pain, stiffness, dry eyes, inflammation, insomnia, allergies, chest pain, & indigestion.

Lean towards lightly cooking your foods as opposed to slow, long roasting in the winter. Cultivate a nourishing self care routine and begin to slowly stretch and move into this season of activity.

Produce in Season:

asparagus, artichoke, arugula, broccoli rabe, fiddleheads, fennel, leeks, mustard greens, pea shoots, radish, ramps, rhubarb, spinach, sunchokes, watercress, strawberries

Herbs in Season:

parsley, mint, cilantro, nettle, dandelion, red clover, lemon balm, oat tops, green onions