March 14, 2019
春筍 — 性涼味甘，具清熱化痰、利二便功效，適合風熱感冒或肺熱咳嗽、痰多色黃者食用，亦適合發熱口渴、小便不利、習慣性便秘者食用。脾胃虛寒及痛風患者不宜食用。
Bamboo shoots are in season and can clear heat
Bamboo shoots are in season during spring but maybe people avoid it thinking it is high in toxin. Is bamboo shoot truly not good for you? According to Chinese medicine theory, bamboo shoot is cool in nature, can clear heat and relieve phlegm, healthy for urine and bowel movement. It is healthy for those with heat related body types or those with wind heat or cough with heat in lungs as it can clear heat and relieve phlegm. The high fibre content can relieve constipation. Please note bamboo shoot is a wind activated stimulant and can trigger skin sores issues so those skin allergy, eczema, and those prone to hives should avoid.
Bamboo shoots- cool in nature, can clear heat and relieve phlegm and is healthy for urine and bowel movement. Suitable for those with wind heat or cough with heat in lungs, yellowish phlegm, as well as those with heat and thirst, difficulty urinating, and chronic constipation. It is not suitable for those with asthenic cold spleen and stomach and those with gout.