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
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.
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.