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Eastern Health Description

Thermal Nature = Neutral
Flavor = Sweet

Tonify the spleen-pancreas and stomach
Strengthens digestion
Reduces the effect of an overworked, excessive liver
Reduce countercurrent qi (for example, vomiting,hiccups, belching, coughing)
Helpful for constipation (moistens bowels)
Clears skin conditions: carbuncles and boils

Western Health Description

Protection Against Stomach Cancer
A recent study based in Mexico City has shown that daily consumption of polyphenol called coumestrol at a level of 2 milligrams or higher is associated with decreased risk of stomach cancer. Pulses (including green peas) were determined to be a key food contributor since one cup of green peas contains at least 10 milligrams of coumestrol.

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