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Latest Edit: Iva 2012-08-03 (EDT)

Qi Tonics refer the energetic properties of food. A number of foods are known to treat conditions where qi is deficient or weak in the body. These are:

  • Herbs such as basil, bay leaf, caraway, cardamom, cayenne, chive, clove, coriander, dill seed, fig, garlic, marjoram, mustard leaf, star anise, turmeric, licorice, ginseng
  • Vegetables such as potato, sweet potato, raddish, shitake mushroom, squash, corn, carrot
  • Meat such as beef, chicken, rabbit, mutton, pheasant, quail
  • Seafood such as herring, mackerel, octopus, mussel, oyster, trout
  • Fruits such as cherry, grape, date, orange peel, coconut
  • Beans such as lentils, tofu
  • Grains such as oats, rice, wheat bran
  • Nuts such as walnut
  • Sweeteners such as molasses