Quinoa – cooked grains
Botanically quinoa is not a grain, but a seed. However, it is used as a grain.
Quinoa is rich in iron, and restores strength to deficient blood, for those suffering from overweight and anemia.
Many people nowadays eat highly processed, nutrient-deficient foods. Being nutrient-rich, quinoa is a good choice for those who are quantitatively excessive (overweight) and qualitatively deficient (e.g. anemic, lethargic).
Taste: Sweet, Bitter
Natural Attributes: Light, Dry
Tissue impact (Vipak): Pungent (decreasing)
Thermal impact (Virya): warming
Dosha impact: Decrease Kapha, increase Vata & Pitta
Digestive impact (Agni): Light, easy to digest (Not for young children)
Channels (Srotas): opens the channels
Feces: moves the feces downwards
Strength (Bala): improves strength and immunity
Mind (Manas): alleviates Tamas
Chinese five element impact: Nourishes Metal element
Chinese medicine syndromes: Tonifies the kidney Yang, Nourishes the Yang
- Nourishment (rasa): promoteslosing weight, promotes heart function
- Blood-circulation-liver: anemia
- Digestive system: slow digestion
Harmful for: the emaciated and dry