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Foods that cool liver heat and calm the liver, harmonize and nourish spleen and stomach qi.

Organ network

Liver, spleen, stomach

Flavor/thermal nature

Cool liver heat: sour-cool, sweet-cool

Harmonize stomach and spleen: sweet-cool, sweet-neutral

Preparation method

Boiled, steamed

To cool liver heat:

Fruit

Apples, strawberries

Vegetables

Eggplant, mung beans

Grains

Pearl barley, wheat

Beverages

Black tea, green tea

To downbear ascending liver qi:

Fish

Oysters

Vegetables

Spinach, celery, tomatoes

Beverages

Green tea

To harmonize and supplement stomach and spleen:

Vegetables

Carrots, sweet potatoes

Grains

Corn, rice, millet

Spices

Honey

Dairy products

Cow's milk

Nuts and seeds

Almonds

For upbearing stomach qi and stomach heat:

Fruit

Bananas, kiwis, watermelons

Vegetables

Bamboo sprouts, dandelion, water chestnuts

Beverages

Green tea

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