The Dynamic Duo: Sheng Jiang (Ginger) and Rou Dou Kou (Nutmeg) in Thanksgiving Delights

The Dynamic Duo: Sheng Jiang (Ginger) and Rou Dou Kou (Nutmeg) in Thanksgiving Delights

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As the Thanksgiving season approaches, our culinary journey delves into the rich heritage and healthful benefits of two Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treasures: Sheng Jiang (Ginger) and Rou Dou Kou (Nutmeg). Each carrying its unique essence, these herbs not only impart delightful flavors to Thanksgiving feasts but also bring ancient wisdom and well-being to the table.

Sheng Jiang - 생강 - TCM herb Sheng Jiang

Sheng Jiang: A Warming Embrace

Ginger, fondly known as Sheng Jiang in TCM, graces our Thanksgiving gatherings with its slight warmth and acrid taste. Wandering through the lung, spleen, and stomach channels, it unfurls a tapestry of functions deeply rooted in TCM wisdom.

Functions of Sheng Jiang in TCM:

Release Exterior and Disperse Wind Cold: In the crisp air of Thanksgiving, Sheng Jiang's gentle warmth releases exterior pathogens and disperses Wind Cold, embracing us in a comforting culinary hug.
Warm Middle Jiao and Stop Vomiting: With its acrid warmth, Sheng Jiang becomes a soothing presence, warming the middle jiao and offering respite from discomfort, ensuring a delightful dining experience.
Warm Lungs and Stop Cough: Perfect for the season, Sheng Jiang's warmth extends to the lungs, a natural remedy for preventing and alleviating cough—a gentle addition to the Thanksgiving symphony.
Resolve Toxicity: Beyond its flavor, Sheng Jiang's versatility extends to resolving toxicity, bringing harmony to the flavors of our celebratory dishes.
Health Considerations for Sheng Jiang:
While Sheng Jiang brings a myriad of functions, mindful consideration for health is paramount. Individuals with hypertension should steer clear of high dosages, and those with any heat pattern should approach with caution.
Rou Dou Kou - 육두구 - TCM herb Rou Dou Kou - Chinese herb Rou Dou Kou

Rou Dou Kou: A Warming Spice

Nutmeg, or Rou Dou Kou in TCM, introduces its unique warmth and acrid taste to the Thanksgiving tapestry. Navigating the large intestine, spleen, and stomach channels, it unveils functions deeply rooted in TCM wisdom.
Functions of Rou Dou Kou in TCM:
Bind Up the Intestines and Stop Diarrhea: Rou Dou Kou contributes to binding up the intestines, an effective remedy for stopping diarrhea and ensuring digestive comfort throughout the Thanksgiving feast.
Warm the Middle Jiao and Move Qi: Adding a layer of warmth to the Middle Jiao, Rou Dou Kou facilitates the smooth movement of Qi, promoting a harmonious digestive process.
Stop Pain: With its acrid taste, Rou Dou Kou stands as a soothing presence by moving, loosening, and invigorating Qi, thereby effectively stopping pain and offering comfort during the Thanksgiving celebration.
Health Considerations for Rou Dou Kou:
For those with hot diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, or heat symptoms in the stomach, it's advised to avoid it because it creates more heat, emphasizing the importance of mindful consumption for a healthful and joyous celebration.

As you embark on your Thanksgiving culinary adventure, let the harmonious blend of Sheng Jiang and Rou Dou Kou be your guides. These TCM treasures not only infuse your dishes with delightful flavors but also carry the wisdom of ancient healing traditions!

Share this wealth of TCM knowledge with your friends and family, inviting them to savor not just the tastes but also the healthful benefits these herbs bring to the table!

Feel free to download our free digital guide on "10 Herbs and Spices to Use for Thanksgiving - Part 1" to show your loved ones how amazing our herb friends are.

May your Thanksgiving be a celebration of warmth, well-being, and the joy of shared traditions!


Isaac and Bora

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