Since I had also mentioned about carrot juice, so the following is the properties of carrot,,, it's from the same book (my food dictionary, 753 pages!!! super informative, I highly recommand it to everyone) "Healing with Whole Foods - Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition" by Paul Pitchford (Third Edition)
Neutral thermal nature; sweet flavor, benefits the lungs; strengthens the spleen-pancreas; improve liver functions; stimulates the elimination of wastes; diuretic; dissolves accumulations such as stones and tumors; treats indigestion including excess stomach acid and heartburn; eliminates putrefactive bacteria in the intestines that cause poor assimilation; use for diarrhea and chronic dysentery; contains an essential oil that destorys pinworms and roundworms. (sounds fairly promising so far LOL)
Carrots are alkaline-forming and clear acidic blood conditions including acne, tonsillitis, and rheumatism; they are also one of the richest sources of the anti-oxidant beta carotene (provitamin A), which protects against cancer (carrots are a traditional Western folk remedy for cancer) as well as treats night blindness, ear infections, earaches, and deafness. Beta-carotene/ vitamin A benefits the skin and is anti-inflammatory for the mucous membranes. Therefore carrots are useful for lesions and lung, digestive tract, and urinary tract infections. They ease whooping cough and coughs in general. The juice heals burns when applied directly. Carrots increase the milk supply of nursing mothers and help regulate all hormones. They help ripen measles and chichen pox. They also contain large amounts of silicon and thereby strengthen the connective tissues and aid calcium metabolism. Their silicaceous fiber and ability to liquefy the bile make them useful in treating constipation.
For the above conditions, eat at least 6 ounces
of carrots a day or drink a cup or two of the juice. Eating carrot sticks daily helps strengthen children's teeth, and in some cases, reduces overcrowding of the teeth by encouraging the development of the lower jaw. Grated carrots are best for parasites and dysentery and have been used as a poultice over cancerous growths to reduce inflammation and odor. Carrots are cooked in cases of diarrhea; when cooked and pureed or as a soup, they benefit infants with weak digestion. For a concentration of vitamin A and other nutrients, juice is ideal - it should be taken only on an empty stomach and should be diluted with water for infants. Carrots make a good foundation juice for adding other juices.
Caution: Carrot juice is very sweet, and regular overcomsumption may lead to weakened kidneys with symptoms such as head hair loss. More than 4 cups daily is not recommanded.
Carrot tops are bitter. They serve as a mineral-rich addition to soups and broths. The stems can be removed before serving. Adding a little of the tops when juicing
carrots makes the juice less sweet and a better remedy for cancer prevention, liver stagnation, and "damp" conditions."
In the index section, it gives a list of food that
benefit liver,,, apple, beet, carrot, (food that contain) chlorophyll, grape, green legumes, lemon/lime, mung bean, raspberry, spirulina, turmeric...
to calm liver : celery,
to cool: tomato,
to detoxify: salt,
to harmonize: avocado, honey...
to reduce stagnation: beets, green foods, lemon/lime, plum, rye, seaweed, sprouted barley, vinegar, wild blue-green algae
to strengthen: black sesame seed, green foods, meat (mussel; chicken, beef and pork livers), mulberry, vitamin A and vitamin B12
Thats pretty much all :)
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