October 26, 2017
Everyone thinks of pumpkin as Halloween approaches. Pumpkin is a common vegetable that’s both full of nutrients and tasty. You can use for daily cooking or to make desserts. Even those with diabetes can eat it to replace sweets to lower blood sugar and fat. It is rich with starch and can help to fulfil hunger so it is also suitable for those trying to lose weight. From a Chinese medicine perspective, pumpkin can replenish vital energy and qi, and moisten the lungs.
Pumpkin- warm in nature, can replenish vital energy and strengthen qi, detoxify and relieve swelling, and moisten the lungs. It has healing affects to relieve asthma and decrease phlegm. It is especially suitable for those recovering from chronic illness with qi deficiency, those with loose stool and asthenic spleen and stomach. Although it is full of benefits and nutrients, pumpkins are warm in nature, so those with heat in stomach, damp heat, qi stagnation, or prone to abdominal bloating should avoid pumpkins.