Foods Temperament

Foods Temperament.

Foods Temperament.

Foods temperament is one of the most important element in Traditional Iranian Medicine.

Foods Temperament Definition

When food or drink is eaten, it has a hot or cold effect on the body. If the food and drink have hot temperament, it gives warmth to the body, and if it has cold temperament, it gives it coldness. Therefore, it has an influence before it becomes a part of the body.

The eaten food reaches a stage where it gets changed and takes on the appearance of the part of the body’s organ. Since each part of the body has its own temperament, when the food becomes an organ, in the beginning some of it is not compatible with that organ and it needs time to harmonize with that part of the body’s temperament.

For example, lettuce and garlic: part of the substance of lettuce turns into blood in the body. Since the temperament of the lettuce is cold, the blood that came from it, although it is good blood, its coldness is more than the coldness necessary for human temperament.

Also read it: What Is Choleric Temperament?

The temperament of garlic is hot. If the eaten garlic leaves behind its original state and becomes blood, this blood mixes with the body organ, the heat in garlic is more than what the human temperament needs to stay in moderation.

When we call food hot or cold, we mean that it has the power to heat or cold the body. So if the food has hot temperament, it means it is hotter than the heat of our body and when it has cold temperament, it means it is colder than the coldness of our body.

Temperament is one of the most central foundations of traditional Persian medicine. Many diagnoses and treatments of Traditional Iranian Medicine doctors are based on the condition of person’s temperament.

Paying attention to the foods temperament is one of the main recommendations of these doctors. In this article, you find out the temperaments of more common foods.

Also read it: What Is Sanguine Temperament?

Fruits Temperament

The nature of the food we eat is get changed in the liver, interactions take place on it, and it takes four forms:

1- A yellow-red compound called yellow bile, which helps digestion, increases intestinal movements, opens blood circulation in the vessels, gives sharpness to mind, and increases brain function. Yellow bile is anti-infective. This is lighter from all other humors and will stand at the top.

2- The other compound is red and is called blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and cells of the body. And it will stand in the second layer below the yellow bile.

3- The third compound is pinkish red or pale red, which stands below the blood and is called phlegm. Its function is the impact of the mechanical and sliding work of the joints on each other, the formation of nerve tissue and brain cells, interstitial fluid, and lymphatic networks.

4- The fourth compound is dark red or crimson, which is called black bile, and stands below the phlegm and is heavier than phlegm. Its natural function is to stimulate appetite and form bone tissue.

Foods with cold and dry temperament are beneficial for Sanguine temperaments and over eating them is harmful for Melancholics. Hot and dry foods are beneficial for phlegmatic temperaments and harmful for Cholerics. Warm and moist foods are beneficial for Melancholics and harmful for Sanguines. Cold and moist foods are beneficial for Cholerics and harmful for phlegmatics.

Also read it: What Is Melancholic Temperament?

In this post, we are going to introduce foods temperament to you, such as fruits, vegetables, common herbs, seeds, meats, dairy and grains nature, so that you can use the most suitable foods that are compatible with your temperament:

Foods Temperament

Hot and Dry Foods

Fruits & Vegetables Common Herbs & Seeds Meats & Dairy Grains
Mango Wild rue Camel meat Split peas
Bitter Almond Lavender Ostrich meat Chick peas
Sweet Almond Anise Deer meat Buckwheat
Wild Almond Thyme
Cashew Lemon balm
Eggplant Lemon verbena
Quince Black tea
Pistachio Green tea
Onion Cinnamon
Chives Fennel seeds
Sunflower seeds and oil Rosemary and its oil
Radish Blackseeds and blackseed oil
Tarragon Turmeric
Leeks Saffron
Parsley Cumin
Nutmeg Caraway
Kohlrabi Chamomile
Beetroot Orange blossom
Mustard Cardamom
Olive and Olive oil Peppermint
Walnut and walnut oil Milk vetch
Coconut and coconut oil Vanilla
Basil Sunflower seed
Ginger Chilgoza
Garlic Bay leaf
Fenugreek Fumitory
Dill Licorice
Honey Maidenhair fern
Bell pepper Marjoram
Green pepper Milk thistle
Black pepper Nettles
Red pepper Oregano
Hazelnut Purple Coneflower
Cocoa Rose Hips
Celery Rosemary
Cabbage Safflower
Broccoli Sage
Artichoke Hypericum perforatum
Nettle Tarragon
Cauliflower Tribulus Terrestris
Asparagus Truffle
Savory Valerian root
Persian Shallot Yarrow
Wild Pistachio Aloe resin
Capsicum Frankincense
Asparagus Persian Turpentine resin
Black seed
Fennel seed
Fenugreek seed
Plantain seed
Wild Rue
Astragalus Manna
Salt Stone
Foods Temperament
Also read it: Phlegmatic Temperament

Hot and Moist Foods

Fruits & Vegetables Common Herbs & Seed Meats and Dairy Grains
Fresh fig Hoary basil seeds Cow and sheep liver Wheat
Grapes Bugloss Shrimp Beans
Sweet almond and its oil Sisymbrium officinale seeds Egg
Peanut Musk Willow Butter
Papaya Salep Quail meat
White horseradish Basil seed Turkey
Black Spanish radish Flixweed Cow and sheep heart
White mulberry Sesame Goose meat
Raisins Manna of Hedysarum Partridge meat
Pear Lamb meat
Fresh date
Foods Temperament

Cold and Moist Foods

Fruits & Vegetables Common Herbs & Seed Meats and Dairy
Tomato Chicory Pasteurized milk
Spinach Muskwillow Cheese
Sweet Pomegranate Watermelon seed Cream
Plum Jabani seed Chicken
Pineapple Mallow Yoghurt
Okra Sweet Violet Duck meat
Orange Water Lily Fish
Watermelon Willow Manna Rooster meat
Strawberry Cow meat
Cucumber Calf Meat
Foods Temperament

Cold and Dry Foods

Fruits & Vegetables Common Herbs & Seeds Meats & Dairy Grains
Sour Pomegranate Sumac Cow and sheep kidney Rice
Sour Cherry Pumpkin seed Barley
Chestnut Calendula Lentils
Raspberry Hibiscus Coffee
Corn Myrtle Starch
Rhubarb Damask Rose Oat
Barberry Carob
Unripe olive Coriander seed
All kinds of vinegar
Russian olive
Sour apple
Black berry
Bitter orange
Black Mulberry

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