Some Beneficial Fruits in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Friday, March 8, 2024

Fruits are considered important food items in traditional Chinese medicine, valued not only for their delicious taste but also for their rich nutritional value and medicinal properties. In this article, we will explore some beneficial fruits recommended by traditional Chinese medicine, along with their medicinal value and health benefits.

Goji Berry (gǒu qǐ)

Goji berry is a commonly used traditional herb and food in Chinese medicine, known as the "longevity fruit." It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and various amino acids 酸 (suān), with benefits such as nourishing the yin and tonifying the kidneys, as well as improving vision and boosting qi.

酸 (suān), noun, acid

Examples:

  1. Lemon juice contains citric acid.
    柠檬汁含有柠檬酸。
    Níngméng zhī hán yǒu níngméngsuān.
  2. Stomach acid helps in the digestion of food.
    胃酸有助于食物消化。
    Wèisuān yǒu zhùyú shíwù xiāohuà.

Pomegranate (shí liú)

Pomegranate, known as the "king of fruits," is highly esteemed in traditional Chinese medicine for its health benefits. It contains abundant vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants, which contribute to moisturizing the lungs, relieving cough, generating fluids, quenching thirst, and nourishing 滋补 (zī bǔ) the blood.

滋补 (zī bǔ), adj, nourishing

Examples:

  1. This soup is nourishing and delicious.
    这汤很滋补又美味。
    Zhè tāng hěn zībǔ yòu měiwèi.
  2. Eating nourishing foods helps maintain good health.
    吃滋补的食物有助于保持健康。
    Chī zībǔ de shíwù yǒuzhù yú bǎochí jiànkāng.

Banana (xiāng jiāo)

Banana is a common fruit viewed as a nourishing food in Chinese medicine. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6, which help replenish energy, regulate gastrointestinal function, and relieve constipation.

Key Sentences:

  1. Eating fruits is good for the body.
    吃水果对身体好。
    Chī shuǐguǒ duì shēntǐ hǎo.
  2. Eating fruits is also a way to stay healthy.
    吃水果也是一种养生的方式。
    Chī shuǐguǒ yě shì yī zhǒng yǎngshēng de fāngshì.
  3. I really like using fruits to regulate my body.
    我很喜欢用水果来调理身体。
    Wǒ hěn xǐhuān yòng shuǐguǒ lái tiáolǐ shēntǐ.

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