Pumpkin (nan gua) September 11 2014

This well-known squash is regarded as being both supplementing - thanks to its dense content of nourishing vitamins and minerals - and Yang-fortifying.

Chinese Medicine properties: qi-supplementing, yang-tonifying, purifying

SCIENCE

Vitamins B and C, carotenoids and minerals are in abundance in the pumpkin,  making it a superior botanical for the treatment of dull or tired skin.

HISTORY

Pumpkin, like many squashes, is Qi-boosting, nourishing and brightening.  Its vibrant color reflects its life-giving qualities.  Orange is the color of the Earth, the central life-force; the Yin that supports and tonifies Yang.