Food Temperament.

Foods Temperaments

Temperament is one of the most central foundations of traditional Persian medicine. Many diagnoses and treatments of Persian traditional medicine doctors have been based on the condition of person’s temperament. Paying attention to the foods temperaments is one of the main recommendations of traditional medicine doctors. In this article, you can learn the temperaments of more common foods.

The food that we eat changes its nature 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.

Foods Temperaments. Hot and dry foods. hot and moist foods. cold and dry foods. cold and moist foods.

Below tables contain foods temperaments:

                                              Fruits & Vegetables & Nuts

  Warm and Dry
Warm and Moist
  Cold and Moist
  Cold and Dry

Mango

Fresh fig Tomato Sour Pomegranate
Bitter almond Grapes Spinach

Sour Cherry

Wild almond

Sweet almond and its oil Sweet pomegranate Chestnut
Cashew Peanut Plum

Raspberry

Eggplant

Papaya Pineapple Corn
Quince White horseradish Okra

Rhubarb

Pistachio

Black Spanish radish Orange Barberry
Onion White mulberry Watermelon

Unripe olive

Chives

Raisins Strawberry All kinds of vinegar
Sunflower seeds and oil Pear Cucumber

Russian olive

Radish

Fresh date Potato Sour apple
Tarragon Carrot Blackberry

Black berry

Leeks

Apple Peach Grapefruit
Parsley Turnip Jujube

Coriander

Nutmeg

Cantaloupe Mushroom Lemon
Kohlrabi Cherry Lettuce

Bitter orange

Beetroot

Banana Pumpkin
Mustard Apricot Zucchini

Olive and Olive oil

Kiwi
Walnut and walnut oil

Peas

Coconut and coconut oil

Tangerine

Basil

Ginger

Garlic

Fenugreek

Dill

Honey

Bell pepper

Green pepper

Black pepper

Red pepper

Hazelnut

Cocoa

Celery

Cabbage

Broccoli

Artichoke

Nettle

Cauliflower

Asparagus

Savory

Persian Shallot

                                                 Common Herbs

Warm and Dry
Warm and Moist
Cold and Moist
Cold and Dry
Wild rue Hoary basil seeds Chicory

Sumac

Lavender

Bugloss Muskwillow
Anise       Sisymbrium officinale                     seeds

Thyme

Lemon balm

Lemon verbena

Black tea

Green tea

Cinnamon

Fennel seeds

Rosemary and its oil

Blackseeds and blackseed oil

Turmeric

Saffron

Cumin

Caraway

Chamomile

Orange blossom

Cardamom

Peppermint

Cloves

Vanilla

Meats & Dairy

Warm and Dry
Warm and Moist
Cold and Moist
Cold and Dry
Camel meat Cow and sheep liver Pasteurized milk

Cow and sheep kidney

Ostrich meat

Shrimp Cheese
Deer meat Egg Cream

Butter Chicken
Quail meat Yoghurt

Turkey Duck meat
Cow and sheep heart Fish

Goose meat Rooster meat
Partridge meat Cow meat

Lamb meat Calf meat

Grains

Warm and Dry
Warm and Moist
Cold and Moist
Cold and Dry

Split peas

Wheat Rice
Chick peas Beans

Barley

Lentils

Coffee

Starch

Oat

Mung bean

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