November 22, 2017
Why do I have a salty taste in my mouth?
CheckCheckCin: When you occasionally have salty taste in mouth or when your phlegm and saliva taste salty, it means you most likely have asthenic kidney. The taste of saltiness and your kidney is connected and if you are also experiencing dry throat, dizziness, tinnitus, weakness in your lower back and knees, and poor sleep quality, then you have asthenic kidney yin. If you have aversion to cold, frequent night urination, and fatigue, then you have asthenic kidney yang. Although both situations are asthenic kidney, the solution are quite different. Asthenic kidney yin requires nourishing yin and dispelling heat, and asthenic kidney yang requires replenishing kidney yang. A lot of things can contribute to asthenic kidney. When you over exhaust your body or have a chronic illness, you need to remember to take care of your kidney. We are now well into winter, you can also appropriately have some black beans, black sesame, and walnut type of food.