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Food

Acorns Oak nut

Tamil Name

May help with


Hyperglycemia (9) Hypoglycemia (9)

Supporting Organs
Spleen (9) Pancreas (9) Stomach (9)

Notes
Eating the acorn will help stabilize blood sugar. (9)

Adzuki beans Aduki beans

thatta payaru

Liver detoxification (8) Jaundice (15) Edema (15) Diarrhea (15)

Small intestines (15) Urinary system (9) Heart disorders (15) Liver (8) Kidneys (9)

Great for assisting weight loss endeavors. (5) The adzuki bean is a diuretic. (9)

Alfalfa sprouts

High cholesterol (9)

Urinary system (9) Intestines (9)

Alfalfa nearly rivals seaweed in its mineral content. (9)

Food
Almonds

Tamil Name

May help with


Dry cough (9) Heart disease (8) Constipation (9) Gallstones (9) Coughs (15) Kidney stones (9) High cholesterol (8,12) Colon cancer (8) Coronary heart disease
(12)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (8) Lungs (9,15) Spleen (15) Nervous system (9) Pancreas (15) Digestive system (9,12) Cardiovascular system
(8,12)

Notes
Almonds are an average antioxidant. (12)

Cancer (3,9,12) IBS (12) Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Amaranth
, Thandu keerai / Mulai keerai

Brain (2) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Gluten intolerance (8) Cancer (3) High cholesterol (8) Type 2 diabetes (8) Congestion (9) Bleeding (9) Menstruation (9) Diarrhea (9)

Lungs (9) Endocrine system (8) Digestive system (9

Food
Amaranth leaf

Tamil Name

May help with


Diarrhea (9) Heart disease (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Cancer (12)

Supporting Organs
Immune system (12) Digestive system (9)

Notes
Amaranth green can be used as a poultice for nosebleed. (9) Amaranth helps wounds heal faster. (12)

Apple

Type 2 diabetes (8) High cholesterol (8,11,12) Asthma (8) Constipation (8,11,12) Fever (9) Heart disease (8,9) Cancer (3,8,9,11) Dyspepsia (12) Dry lung (9) Gallstones (9) Peptic ulcers (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Diarrhea (12,12) Arthritis (12) Skin wounds (9)

Bowel (8) Heart disorders (8) Gallbladder disorders


(9)

Important nutrients are found in the apple skin. (8) Apples can help suppress the appetite, but apple juice can cause diarrhea in children. Apples are antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.
(11)

Liver (9) Colon disorders (9) Digestive system (12)

Apple is a detoxifying fruit. (12)

Apple cider vinegar Apples

Low blood sugar (15) Chronic enteritis (15) Morning sickness (15) Indigestion (15)

Digestive tract (9) Blood vessels (9) Circulatory system (9) Blood (15) Digestive system (15)

Food
Apricot

Tamil Name

(8)

May help with


Macular degeneration Heart disease (8) Cancer (3,8) Free radicals (9) Incomnia (12) Dry constipation (9) Emphysema (9) Dry cough (9) Mental fatigue (12) Anemia (12) Bronchitis (9) Asthma (9) Anxiety (12) High blood pressure (9) Infertility (9) Lactation disorders (9) Menstrual pain (9)

Supporting Organs
Eyes (8) Heart disorders (8) Colon disorders (9) Lungs (9) Nervous system (12) Immune system (12)

Notes
Apricot has average antioxidant and detoxifying qualities. (12)

Arame

Reproductive system (9) Circulatory system (9)

Arame is a brown kelp with a sweet taste. (9)

Food
Arrowroot Ttikhur Hindi Koova Malayalam

Tamil Name
koovai kizhanghu Ararutkilangu, Kua, Ararut-kizhangu

May help with


Diaper rash (9) Gastrointestinal inflammation (9)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (9)

Notes
Arrowroot is a superb thickening agent. (9)

Artichoke

Diabetes (8) HIV (8) Liver disease (8) High cholesterol (7,8,9) Blood clots (9) Indigestion (7) Gallstones (7)

Biliary system (10) Endocrine system (8) Heart disorders (8,9) Circulatory system (8) Digestive system (9) Gallbladder disorders
(9)

There have been reports of kidney failure from the use of artichoke leaves.
(7)

Liver (8,9,12) Cardiovascular system


(9)

Nursing mothers should avoid artichokes--it makes milk taste bitter and slows down production. (12)

Kidneys (12)

Food
Arugula Salad rocket, roquette, rucola, rugula, colewort

Tamil Name
Aru keerai

May help with


Free radicals (8) Cancer (3,8,12) Dyspepsia (12)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (12)

Notes
Arugula helps stimulate the body's detoxifying processes. (8) Arugula stimulates appetite and digestion.
(12)

Asparagus

Menstrual pain (9) Arthritis (8) Kidney disorders (9) Diabetes (15) Constipation (9,12) Diarrhea (15) Coughs (15) Inflammation (8) Cancer (11,12) Wasting (15) Rheumatoid arthritis (8,9) Lactation disorders (9) Mucous (9) Heart palpitations (9) Edema (9) High blood pressure (12) Infertility (9) Arteriosclerosis (12) Hyperlipidemia (12) Gout (9) Urinary tract infections
(12)

Heart disorders (9) Kidneys (9,15) Blood vessels (9) Reproductive system (9) Bones (8) Joints (8,9) Lungs (15) Skin disorders (15) Digestive system (9,12)

Arugula is an average antiscorbutic and antioxidant. (12) Asparagus can be used as a diuretic. (8) Asparagus is the food highest in glutathione. (9) Asparagus is an average antispasmodic. (12)

High cholesterol (12)

Food
Avocado

Tamil Name

May help with


Weight gain (9) Dry skin (1) Cancer (11,12) Stomach ulcers (5) High cholesterol (8,11,12) Fungal diseases (12) Heart disease (12) High blood pressure (12)

Supporting Organs
Blood (9) Skin disorders (1) Circulatory system (11) Intestines (5) Liver (5) Lungs (5) Immune system (12)

Notes
One avocado has three times the potassium of a banana. (8) Avocado inhibits certain types of bacteria in the intestine. (12) Avocado is an average antioxidant. (12)

Baby corn

Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2)

Respiratory system (2)

Banana

Hypertension (9,5) Bowel problems (8) Stomach disorders (11) Alcoholism (5,15) Hemorrhoids (15) Stomach ulcers (9,11) High blood pressure
(8,5,12)

Bowel (8) Stomach (11,15) Spleen (15) Digestive system (5,9) Digestive tract (12) Circulatory system (5)

Banana soothes the gastrointestinal tract. (8) Bananas are good for detoxification. (5) Banana is a better-thanaverage antibiotic. (11) Bananas have antacid and mild antibacterial properties. (12) Banana is an average anti-stress agent. (12)

Excessive thirst (9) Colitis (9) Peptic ulcers (8) Constipation (5,9,15) Drug addiction (5) Heart disease (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Fluid retention (2)

Food
Barley

Tamil Name
gh

May help with


High cholesterol (8,11) Painful urination (9) Edema (15) Cancer (3,11) Indigestion (15) Hepatitis (9) Diarrhea (12,15) Dyspepsia (12) Tumors (9) Premenstrual syndrome
(12)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (11) Blood (9) Intestines (9) Stomach (9,15) Spleen (15) Pancreas (9) Gallbladder disorders
(9)

Notes
Barley water is used for a variety of medicinal purposes. (8) Barly has better-thanaverage antiviral properties. (11)

Nervous system (9,12) Digestive system (12)

Insomnia (12) Barley grass Inflammation (14) Stomach disorders (14) Digestive system (14)

Barley sprouts

Dyspepsia (15)

Stomach (15) Spleen (15) Liver (15)

Food
Beans

Tamil Name

May help with


High cholesterol (11) Diabetes (8,11) Insulin resistance (8) Hypoglycemia (8) Heart disease (9) Cancer (3,8,9,11)

Supporting Organs
Blood (8) Heart disorders (8,9) Adrenal gland (9) Kidneys (9)

Notes
Beans are a leading producer of intestinal gas in most people. (11)

Beef

The healthiest choice is organic free-range beef.


(8)

Beetroot

Cancer (3)

Beets

Inflammatory bowel disease (12) Skin disorders (12)

Biliary system (10) Blood (9) Immune system (12) Digestive system (9,12) Reproductive system (9) Bowel (8)

Beets promote menstruation. (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (9) Liver (9)

Notes

Belgium endive Bell pepper

Immune system (12)


Cataracts (8,11) Angina (11) Respiratory tract infections (11) Colds (11) Bronchitis (11) Asthma (11) Cancer (11) Atherosclerosis (11) Macular degeneration
(11)

Eyes (8) Circulatory system (8) Digestive system (12)

A red bell pepper contains lycopene. (8)

High cholesterol (8) Heart attacks (8) Blood clots (8) Stroke (8) Dyspepsia (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gas (12) Diarrhea (12) Black pepper

Free radicals (8) Flatulence (8) Drug poisoning (15) Lockjaw (15) Muscular cramps (15) Blurred vision (15) Infertility (15) Jaundice (15) Edema (15) Rheumatoid arthritis (15)

Liver (8) Digestive system (8) Blood (15) Kidneys (15) Liver (15)

Black pepper aids mineralization. (8)

Black soya beans

Food
Black walnuts

Tamil Name

May help with


Lung disease (14) Female disorders (14) Tuberculosis (14) Parasites (14) Sore throat (14) Indigestion (14) Diarrhea (14) Dysentery (9) Hemorrhoids (9) Sore throat (7,12) Heart disease (12) Common cold (7) Diarrhea (7,9,12) Gout (9) Cancer (12) Diarrhea (5)

Supporting Organs
Lungs (14) Digestive system (14)

Notes

Blackberries

Anus (9) Digestive system (9,12) Sore throat (12)

May cause nausea or vomiting. (7) Blackberry can be used as a mild diuretic. (9) Blackberry is an average antioxidant. (12)

Blackberry juice Blackcurrants

Digestive system (5) Immune system (12) Respiratory system (2)

Sore throat (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2)

Black-eyed peas

Urinary dysfunction (9) Leukorrhea (9) High cholesterol (12) Digestive disorders (12)

Stomach (9) Spleen-pancreas (9) Urinary system (9) Immune system (12)

Food
Blackstrap molasses

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Blue corn

Heart disorders (9) Liver (9) Kidneys (9)

Blueberries

(8,9,11)

High cholesterol (10) Urinary tract infections Macular degeneration


(8)

Constipation (8) Diarrhea (8,11,12) Alzheimer's disease (8) Sore throat (12) Arthritis (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Intestinal infections (12) Colic (12) Colitis (12) Atherosclerosis (12) Raynaud's disease (12) Ulcerative colitis (12) Urethritis (12)

Nervous system (10) Vision (10) Blood (9) Liver (9) Eyes (8,9) Immune system (12) Digestive system (12)

The medicine is in the skins. (10) Blueberry leaves can lower the blood sugar of adult diabetics. (9) Blueberry has fantastic antiviral properties. (11) Blueberries are good for eye health. (12)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Gastroenteritis (12) Cystitis (12)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Bok choy Pak-choi, Bok Choy, Chinese Mustard and Celery Mustard Brazil nuts

Cancer (3) Fever (9) Sore throat (9)

Lungs (9)

Alzheimer's disease (0) Dementia (0) Heart disease (8) Cancer (8,12) Inflammation (8) Allergies (8)

Heart disorders (8) Joints (8) Immune system (12)

Brazil nut oil is used for cooking. (8) Brazil nuts are an average antioxidant. (12)

Brewer's yeast

Wounds (4) Liver cancer (8) Chronic fatigue syndrome (6) Heart disorders (14) Gout (14) Eczema (14) Fatigue (14) Depression (6) High cholesterol (8,6) Diabetes (8,6) Cardiovascular disease
(8)

Endocrine system (8) Liver (8) Immune system (14) Cardiovascular system
(8)

Obesity (6)

Food
Broccoli

Tamil Name

(11)

May help with


High cholesterol (11) Blood sugar disorders Insulin irregularity (11) Cancer (2,3,11) Breast cancer (8) Stomach ulcers (11) Prostate cancer (8) Free radicals (9) Eye inflammation (9) High blood pressure (12) Acne (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Lung cancer (12) Heart disease (12) Urinary dysfunction (9) Colon cancer (12) Immune disorders (12)

Supporting Organs
Liver (8) Eyes (9) Urinary system (9) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Notes
Broccoli has antioxidant properties. (9) It is best when eaten raw, because cooking and processing destroys some of its antioxidants. Broccoli is a better-thanaverage antiviral agent.
(11)

Broccoli is a detoxifying vegetable. (12)

Brown rice Hulled rice

Depression (15)

Stomach (15) Spleen (15)

Food
Brussels sprouts

Tamil Name

May help with


DNA damage (8) Bowel irregularity (8) Cancer (3,11,12) Colon cancer (8,12) High blood pressure (12) Allergies (12) Lung cancer (12) Migraines (12) Bronchitis (2) Depression (12) Asthma (2,12)

Supporting Organs
Skin disorders (12) Respiratory system (2)

Notes
Brussels sprouts are packed with various antioxidants and indoles.
(11)

Brussels sprouts are average antioxidant and anti-stress vegetables. (12)

Buckwheat

Papparai

Free radicals (8) Diarrhea (15) Dysentery (15) Blood clots (8) Celiac disease (12) High blood pressure (8) High cholesterol (8) Diabetes (9) Heart disorders (12)

Large intestine (15) Stomach (15) Spleen (15) Cardiovascular system


(8)

Buckwheat works well as a complement to other grains. (8) Gluten-free buckwheat is great for people with food allergies. (9)

Skin disorders (15) Kidneys (9) Circulatory system (9) Blood vessels (9) Blood (9) Endocrine system (9)

Food
Bulgur

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes
Avoid bulgur if you are allergic to gluten in wheat. (12)

Butterbeans

High cholesterol (12)

Bone marrow (12) Glands (12) Hair (12) Skin disorders (12)

Butterbean can be an average anti-stress agent.


(12)

Butterhead lettuce Boston or Bibb lettuce

Cancer (12)

Butterhead lettuce is a detoxifying vegetable. (12)

Butternut squash Butternut Pumpkin

Heart disease (12) Cancer (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Skin disorders (2,12) Immune system (2)

Food
Button mushroom common mushroom, white mushroom, table mushroom Cabbage

Tamil Name

May help with


Cancer (8)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Cancer (3) Depression (15) Lung cancer (8) Estrogen metabolism (11) Peptic ulcers (8,12) Stomach ulcers (9,11,15) Hot flashes (15) Prostate cancer (8) Breast cancer (8,11) Colon cancer (8,11) Stomach cancer (11) Constipation (5,9,15) Colds (15) Coughs (12,15) Inflammation (1,9) Abdominal spasms (9) Arthritis (12) Asthma (12) Stomach pain (1) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gastritis (12) Colitis (12) Diverticulitis (12) Raynaud's disease (12) Dry throat (9) Common cold (9) Hangover (9)

Gastrointestinal tract
(8)

Spleen (15) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9,15) Digestive system (1,5,9,12) Bowel (9) Throat (9) Immune system (12)

Cabbage treats inflammation by acting as a wrap once it is cooked.


(1)

The cabbage family (everything from cabbage to turnip) contains more anti-cancer compounds than any other foods. (3) Cabbage contains powerful anti-cancer compounds called glucosinolates. (8) Raw cabbage has the most health benefits. It has excellent antibacterial and antiviral properties. (11)

Food
Cabbage juice Cantaloupe canteloupe, cantaloup, mushmelon, rockmelon, sweet melon, Persian melon Capers Flinders rose

Tamil Name

May help with


Peptic ulcers (10) Heart disease (8) Angina (8) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (10) Heart disorders (8) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Notes

Cantaloupe is an antioxidant fruit. (12)

Gout (9) Coughs (9) Diarrhea (9)

Digestive system (9) Bowel (9) Respiratory system (9)

A caper acts as an astringent. (9)

Carob Carob tree, St John'sbread

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (8) Diarrhea (8)

Digestive system (8) Lungs (9)

Carob is rich in dietary fiber, which helps prevent diarrhea. (10)

Food
Carp

Tamil Name
Katla, Kendai, Thoppu meen, kanavi

May help with


Jaundice (5) Lactation disorders (5) Edema (5)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Carrots

,
(8,11)

Angina (11) Dermatitis (12) Eczema (12) Macular degeneration Flatulence (12) Lung cancer (8,11) Anemia (12) Mental fatigue (12) Peptic ulcers (12) Cataracts (8,11) Stroke (11) Constipation (9,12) Heart attacks (8) Inflamed breast tissue
(3)

Arteries (11) Eyes (8,9) Biliary system (10) Spleen (15) Lungs (9,15) Kidneys (9) Skin disorders (2,9,15) Immune system
(2,11,12,12)

Light cooking can make it easier for the body to absorb beta carotene in carrots. (11) It acts as a diuretic and digestive, improves eyes and removes swellings and tumors. (15)

Spleen-pancreas (9) Liver (9) Nervous system (12) Digestive system (1,12)

Indigestion (9,15) Coughs (15) Cardiovascular disease


(8)

Acne (2,12) Diarrhea (1,12,15) Dysentery (15) Night blindness (2,12) Cancer (3,8,12) Menstrual pain (9) Postmenopausal breast cancer (8)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Stomach ulcers (12) Intestinal problems (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Arthritis (12)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Cashews

Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Fat metabolism (12) Anemia (2) High cholesterol (12) Skin disorders (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Breast cancer (11) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Cancer (3,8,12) Colon cancer (11,12) High blood pressure (12) Allergies (12) Lung cancer (12)

Heart disorders (8) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Cashews are an average antioxidant. (12)

Cauliflower

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Brain (9)

Cauliflower and other members of the cabbage family can interfere with thyroid function if consumed in excessive amounts or if a person has a preexisting iodine deficiency. (8) Cauliflower green contains a great amount of calcium. (9) Heavy cooking destroys some of its pharmacological activity.
(11)

Has average antioxidant, and anti-stress qualities.


(12)

Food
Celery

Tamil Name

(8,9,11)

May help with


Dizziness (15) Hypertension (15) High blood pressure Headaches (15) Rheumatoid arthritis
(8,9,12)

Supporting Organs
Stomach (15) White blood cells (8) Bowel (9) Liver (9,15) Kidneys (15) Circulatory system (9) Joints (9) Immune system (12)

Notes
Eating celery before or after vigorous exercise can trigger mild to severe allergic reactions in some people. (11)

Migraines (8) Cancer (3,8,11) Constipation (9) Arthritis (9) Kidney stones (12) Gout (9,12) Bladder stones (12) Sore throat (12) Gallstones (9) Liver disorders (9) Hangover (9) Celery seeds Muscle cramps (14) Stress (14) Gout (12) Liver disorders (14) High blood pressure (14) Arthritis (14) Urinary tract stones (12) Urinary tract infections
(12)

Urinary tract (12)

Celery seed should be avoided during pregnancy. It is an average antioxidant and detoxifying agent. (12)

Chard

Hemorrhaging (9) Constipation (9)

Liver (9) Lungs (9) Bowel (9)

Food
Cherries

Tamil Name
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May help with


Involuntary seminal emissions (5) Excessive body acids (5) Cancer (8) Lumbago (15) Inflammation (8) Sleep disorders (8) Arthritis (12,15) Paralysis (9,15) Gout (8,9,5,12) Cystitis (12) Rheumatoid arthritis
(9,9,12,12,15)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (15) Blood (9,15) Spleen (15) Spleen-pancreas (9) Urinary system (9) Liver (9) Kidneys (9) Digestive system (9) Joints (9) Immune system (12)
(8)

Notes
A cherry contains a rich stock of anthocyanidins.

Sweet cherry is an average antiinflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying agent, as well as having average rejuvenating properties.
(12)

Osteoarthritis (12) Atherosclerosis (12) Bladder stones (12) Blood stagnation (9) Arteriosclerosis (12) Fever (9) Numbness (9) Chervil Garden chervil, French parsley Inflamed eyes (9) Hemorrhoids (9) Gout (12) Anemia (12) Bronchitis (12) Bowel (9) Liver (9) Kidneys (9) Eyes (9) Respiratory system (12)

It moves blood in lower half of body. (15)

Chervil tea will help hemorrhoids. (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Chestnuts Chinkapin, Chinquapin

Bleeding (9) Dyspepsia (12) Whooping cough (9) Rheumatoid arthritis (9) Anemia (12) Diarrhea (9)

Tendons (9) Spleen-pancreas (9) Liver (9) Kidneys (9) Digestive system (12)

Chestnut is the only member of the nut family that contains vitamin C.
(8)

Chia seeds

Dryness (9) Constipation (9) Nervousness (9) Insomnia (9)

Bowel (9) Nervous system (9)

Chia is an endurance food. (9)

Food
Chicken

Tamil Name

May help with


Colds (8)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (8)

Notes
Chicken soup has been shown to relieve cold symptoms. (8)

Chickpeas Garbanzo bean, Bengal gram

kondai kadalai

Cancer (3)

Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Heart disorders (9)

Chile peppers Chilli pepper

Emphysema (11) Blood clots (11) Varicose veins (9) Stomach ulcers (11) Bronchitis (11) Shingles (9) Pleurisy (9) Arthritis (9) Asthma (9) Chronic bronchitis (9) Neuralgia (9) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Sinuses (11) Circulatory system (9) Blood vessels (9) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Colon disorders (9) Heart disorders (9) Lungs (9) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Putting hot chili sauce on foods can help speed up metabolism and burn calories. (11)

Food
Chilis

Tamil Name

May help with


Dyspepsia (12) Flatulence (12) Colds (12) Diarrhea (12)

Supporting Organs
Immune system (12) Digestive system (12)

Notes

Chinese cabbage

Inflammation (9) Mucous (9) Fever (9)

Stomach (9) Liver (9) Lungs (9)

Food
Chives

Tamil Name

May help with


Indigestion (2) Intestinal infections (12) Arteriosclerosis (12) Parasites (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Menstrual cramps (12) Diarrhea (12) Arthritis (12) Diabetes (12) High blood pressure (2) Cardiovascular disease
(8) (8)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (2,5,12) Liver (5) Kidneys (5) Circulatory system (5)

Notes

Chocolate

Cardiovascular system Circulatory system (9) Heart disorders (8) Nervous system (11) Skin disorders (9) Digestive system (9)

High blood pressure (9) Skin irritations (9) Chest pain (9) Blood clots (8) Burns (9) Pulmonary embolism (8) Stroke (8) Fever (9) Coughs (9) Cilantro Chinese parsley, Dhania

(9)

Dark chocolate is high in copper, which may help ward off cardiovascular disease. (11)

Nausea (9) Urinary tract infections Dyspepsia (12) Abdominal pain (12) Mental stress (9) Intestinal gas (9) Fever (9) Headaches (9) Rheumatoid arthritis (9) Indigestion (12) Flatulence (12)

Digestive system (9,12) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Bladder (9) Lungs (9)

Cilantro regulates energy. (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


IBS (12) Inflammation (9)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Citrus fruit Important species: Key lime, Pomelo, Citron, Mandarin orange Important hybrids: Bitter orange, Persian lime, Lemon, Rangpur, Grapefruit, Sweet orange, Tangerine Clams

Hot flashes (9) Fever (9)

Citrus seed extract is a natural antibiotic. (9)

Chippi, Kilingal, Vaazhi

High cholesterol (8) Goiter (5) Vaginal bleeding (5) Vaginal discharge (5) Edema (5) Hemorrhoids (5)

Circulatory system (8)

Food
Cloves

Tamil Name

(8)

May help with


Sore throat (8) Digestive tract cancers Joint inflammation (8) Impotence (9) Toothaches (1,9,11) Hiccups (9) Influenza (12) Colds (12) Vomiting (9) Nausea (9) Diarrhea (12) Anxiety (2) Macular degeneration
(1)

Supporting Organs
Joints (8) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Kidneys (9) Digestive system (8,9,12) Immune system (12) Mouth (1) Eyes (1)

Notes
Clove oil is used in mouthwash. (8) It has anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant effects. (11)

Cocoa

Anemia (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Coconut

Thengai
(9)

Childhood malnutrition Heart disease (8) Chlamydia (8) Weight loss (8) HIV (8) Parasites (8) Herpes (8) Edema (9) Constipation (9) Diabetes (9)

Reproductive system (9) Heart disorders (8,9)

Avoid hydrogenated coconut oil because it increases blood cholesterol levels. (8)

Food
Coconut milk

Tamil Name

May help with


Gastritis (12) Stomach ulcers (12)

Supporting Organs

Notes
Coconut milk has slight diuretic and laxative properties. (12)

Cod

, Panna, Kalava

Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8)

Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Coffee

Asthma (11)

Nervous system (9) Urinary system (9)

Coffee can be addictive and cause headaches, panic attacks, anxiety and psychiatric disturbances in some people. (11)

Collard greens

Cancer (11) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

It is not recommended for people with kidney stones. (11)

Food
Coriander Chinese parsley, Dhania

Tamil Name

May help with


Indigestion (8) Flatulence (8)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (8) Intestines (8)

Notes
Coriander is used as a carminative. (8)

Corn

Urinary tract stones (9) Infertility (15) Weak heart (15) Heart disease (8,9) Impotence (15) Macular degeneration
(8)

Blood (9) Stomach (9,15) Heart disorders (8) Bladder (9) Eyes (8) Digestive system (15) Immune system (12)

Yellow corn is high in lutein. (8) Corn can lower blood sugar levels. (9) Corn has great antiviral properties. (11) Corn aids digestion and is an average anti-stress agent. (12)

Appetite loss (9) Edema (9) Cancer (3) Thyroid disorders (12) Crab
Nandu

Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8)

Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Food
Cranberries

Tamil Name

May help with


Colon cancer (0) Free radicals (8) Bladder infection (4,11) Allergies (0) Urinary infections (9) Kidney stones (8,9) Urinary tract infections
(1,7,8,12)

Supporting Organs
Bladder (4) Urinary system (9) Circulatory system (8) Urinary tract (1)

Notes
Should not be used as a substitute for antibiotics in the case of an acute UTI. (7) Cranberries have great antiviral properties. (11) Cranberry is an average antioxidant. (12)

Cardiovascular disease
(12)

Cancer (8,12) Atherosclerosis (8) Cucumber

Water retention (8) Sunburn (8) Inflammation (15) Pink eye (15) Sore throat (15) Burns (9,15) Intestinal parasites (9) Edema (9) Cancer (3) Ulcerative colitis (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) High cholesterol (9) Heart disease (12) Cancer (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Allergies (12)

Ligaments (8) Spleen (15) Skin disorders (8) Nerve tissue (9) Urinary system (9) Intestines (9) Stomach (9,15) Heart disorders (9) Digestive system (12)

Cucumbers have diuretic properties and are antiinflammatory. (12)

Curly kale

Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2,12)

Curly kale has average detoxifying properties.


(12)

Food
Curry

Tamil Name

May help with


Anemia (2)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Daikon White Radish, Mooli, Muulii Dark-leaf lettuce

Mullangi

Fungal infection (9) Bacterial infection (9) Congestion (9) Indigestion (9) Cancer (9) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Liver (9) Lungs (9) Respiratory system (9) Digestive system (9)

Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Dates

Pericham pazham

Pancreatic cancer (11) Blood sugar disorders (8) Free radicals (8) Weight loss (8) Impotence (9) Mental fatigue (12) Anemia (12) Bronchitis (12)

Digestive system (8) Reproductive system (9) Stomach (9) Liver (9) Nervous system (12) Respiratory system (12)

It has a laxative effect and can cause headache in some people. (11) Dates may help prevent cancer. (12)

Food
Dessicated liver

Tamil Name

May help with


Lethargy (14) Liver disorders (14) Anemia (14)

Supporting Organs
Liver (14)

Notes

Dulse Dillisk, dilsk, red dulse, sea lettuce flakes, creathnach

Herpes (9) Irritated gums (9)

Blood (9) Adrenal gland (9) Kidneys (9)

Eggplant Bbrinjal, melongene, guinea squash

Free radicals (8) Dysentery (9,15) Skin cancer (11) High cholesterol (8,11) Constipation (12) Ovarian cysts (9) STD (9) Menstrual disorders (9)

Spleen (15) Uterus (9) Artery (9) Large intestine (9,15) Stomach (9,15) Digestive system (12)

Eggplant substances called glycoalkaloids have been made into topical cream medications to treat skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma (11)

Food
Eggs

Tamil Name

May help with


Heart disease (8) Diarrhea (5)
(8)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (8) Cardiovascular system Brain (8) Digestive system (8)

Notes

Endive

Insomnia (8)

Food
Fava beans Broad Bean, Faba Bean, Horse Bean

Tamil Name
Avarakkai

May help with


Difficult urination (9) Dysentery (12) Edema (9) High cholesterol (12) Diarrhea (12) Loose stools (9) Appetite loss (9)

Supporting Organs
Circulatory system (9) Stomach (9) Spleen (9) Digestive system (12)

Notes
Fava beans have average anti-stress and detoxifying properties.
(12)

Figs

Warts (5) Cancer (3,11) High blood pressure (8) Diabetes (8) Dysentery (9) Dry cough (9,5) Toothaches (5) Stomach ulcers (11) Dyspepsia (12) Gingivitis (12) Gastritis (12) Sore throat (12) Bronchitis (12) Constipation (9,12)

Intestines (8) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Large intestine (9) Lungs (9) Respiratory system (12) Immune system (12) Digestive system (12)

It triggers headache in some people. Fig is a better-than-average antibacterial and antiparasitic agent. (11) Figs are good for pregnant women and people recovering from illness. (12)

Fish

Heart disease (11) Ulcerative colitis (11) Raynaud's disease (11) Colon cancer (11) Breast cancer (11) Psoriasis (11) Osteoarthritis (11) Rheumatoid arthritis (11) Migraines (11) High blood pressure (11)

Fish that are especially protective, because they are rich in omega-3s, include: Sardines, mackerel, herring, salmon and tuna. Fish is a highly effective antiinflammatory and anticoagulant agent. (11)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Asthma (11) Multiple sclerosis (11)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Flaxseeds Common flax, linseed

Breast cancer (8) Cancer (3,9) IBS (1) Heart disease (8) Rheumatoid arthritis (9) Diabetes (1) Chronic constipation (12) Psoriasis (12) Bronchitis (12) Coughs (12) Constipation (1) Cardiovascular disease
(12)

Artery (9) Heart disorders (9) Cardiovascular system


(8)

Immune system (9,12) Digestive system (1) Stomach (9) Colon disorders (9)

Garbanzo beans Garbanzos, Bengal Gram

High cholesterol (8) Diabetes (8) Intestinal parasites (12) Urinary tract inflammation (12)

Blood (8) Digestive system (12)

Food
Globe artichoke

Tamil Name

May help with


Allergies (12)

Supporting Organs

Notes
Has average anti-stress capabilities. (12)

Goat milk

Windpipe (8) Throat (8)

Gooseberries

Arthritis (12)

Grape seeds
(1)

Tendonitis (1) Macular degeneration

Eyes (1)

The antioxidant activity in grape seed is twenty times more powerful than that of vitamin C, and fifty times greater than vitamin E. (1)

Food
Grape skin

Tamil Name

May help with


Cancer (2)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Grapefruit

Macular degeneration
(8)

Heart disease (8) Stomach cancer (11) Cancer (8) Atherosclerosis (11) Alcohol intoxication (5) Pancreatic cancer (11) High cholesterol (8,12) Jaundice (9) Belching (5) Obesity (12) Dyspepsia (12) Peristalsis (5) Allergies (12) Frostbite (5) High blood pressure (12) Arthritis (12) Digestive disorders (9,5)

Antiviral (11) Heart disorders (8) Eyes (8) Immune system (12) Digestive system
(9,5,12,12)

Grapefruit contains phytochemicals, including lycopene. (8) Grapefruit is great for sating hunger during pregnancy. (5) It may aggravate heartburn in some people. (11) Grapefruit is an average antimicrobial, antioxidant and detoxifying agent. (12)

Liver (9,9) Stomach (9)

Food
Grapes

Tamil Name
,

May help with


Heart disease (8) Blood deficiency (15) Coughs (15) Heart palpitations (15) Blood clots (11) Cancer (3,8,11) Varicose veins (8) Rheumatoid arthritis (15) Anemia (5) Inflammation (8,9) Edema (9,15) Jaundice (9) Atherosclerosis (8) Hepatitis (9) Difficult urination (9) Eczema (12) Dermatitis (12) Menopausal heat (9) Arthritis (12) Kidney stones (12) Diabetes (9) Rheumatoid arthritis
(12,12)

Supporting Organs
Spleen (15) Heart disorders (8) Lungs (15) Kidneys (9,15) Circulatory system (8) Urinary system (9) Stomach (9) Liver (9)

Notes
Red grapes are rich in quercetin, and grapeseed oil can raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels. (11) Grapes are antiinflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying. (12)

Green beans French beans, string beans, snap beans, squeaky beans

Spleen-pancreas (9) Kidneys (9)

Gout (12) High cholesterol (12)

Green beans are known for their diuretic properties, and they stimulate white blood cell production. (12) Green beans are an average antioxidant. (12)

Food
Green bell pepper

Tamil Name

May help with


Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2)

Supporting Organs
Respiratory system (2)

Notes

Green chili pepper

Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2)

Respiratory system (2)

Food
Green leafy vegetables

Tamil Name

May help with


Osteoporosis (10)

Supporting Organs
Skeletal system (10)

Notes

Guava

Immunodeficiency disorders (12) Heart disease (12) Constipation (9) Dyspepsia (12) Cancer (12) Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2) Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8)

Lymphatic system (9) Bowel (9) Skeletal system (9) Immune system (12) Digestive system (12) Respiratory system (2)

Guava has astringent properties. (12) Guava is an aboveaverage antioxidant and has average detoxifying properties. (12)

Halibut

Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Hazelnuts Cobnut, filbert nut

Free radicals (8) Atherosclerosis (8) High cholesterol (8,12) Chronic coughing (9) Alzheimer's disease (2) Common cold (9) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Cardiovascular system
(8)

Heart disorders (8) Nervous disorders (12) Glands (12) Bones (12) Hair (12) Respiratory system (9) Brain (2) Skin disorders (2,12) Immune system (2)

Some people are allergic to hazelnuts. It is an average antioxidant. (12)

Food
Hijiki

Tamil Name

May help with


Difficult urination (9) Blood sugar disorders (9)

Supporting Organs
Kidneys (9) Hair (9) Urinary system (9) Bones (9) Thyroid (9)

Notes

Honey

Stomach ulcers (8) Burns (8,15) Skin infections (2) Coughs (15) Cancer (8) Sinusitis (15) Constipation (15) Hypertension (15) Fluid retention (9) Free radicals (8) Heart disease (15) Liver disease (15) Tuberculosis (15) Athlete's foot (2) Conjunctivitis (2) Sore throat (12) Bronchitis (12) Diarrhea (12) Asthma (12) Mouth ulcers (2)

Large intestine (15) Spleen (15) Skin disorders (2,8) Bowel (9) Feet (2) Mouth (2) Respiratory system (12) Eyes (2) Immune system (12) Digestive system (12) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Lungs (9)

Bee pollen contains all 8 essential amino acids. (8) Do not feed honey to infants under age one; there is a danger of potentially deadly botulism. Honey is a highly effective antibiotic. (11)

Food
Honeydew melon Crenshaw, casaba, Persian, winter, other mixed melons Jackfruit

Tamil Name

May help with


High blood pressure (8)

Supporting Organs
Skin disorders (8) Circulatory system (8)

Notes

Constipation (9)

Digestive system (9) Bowel (9)

Jackfruit counteracts the influence of alcohol. (9)

Jerusalem artichoke Sunroot, Sunchoke, earth apple

Diabetes (8,9,12) Asthma (9) Constipation (9)

Respiratory system (9) Bowel (9) Lungs (9) Immune system (8) Testes (9)

Jicama Mexican Yam, Mexican Turnip

Weight loss (8) Flu (8) Colds (8)

Vitamin C (8) Fiber (8) Molybdenum (8) Potassium (8)

Jicama seed is said to be poisonous. (8)

Food
Kale

Tamil Name

(9)

May help with


Cancer (3,8,11) Osteoporosis (8) Macular degeneration Duodenal ulcers (9) Congestion (9) Anemia (2) Stomach ulcers (9) Colon cancer (9)

Supporting Organs
Bones (8) Eyes (9) Digestive system (9) Stomach (9) Liver (9) Immune system (9) Lungs (9) Colon disorders (9)

Notes

Kava

Rheumatoid arthritis (9) Fatigue (9) Insomnia (9) Asthma (9) Anxiety (9)

Joints (9) Lungs (9) Respiratory system (9)

Kidney beans Rajma

Kaaramani

Edema (15)

Spleen (15) Kidneys (15)

Food
Kiwi

Tamil Name

May help with


Respiratory disorders (8) Breast cancer (11) Free radicals (8) Stomach cancer (11) Dry mouth (9) Bronchitis (2) Kidney stones (9) Asthma (2) Edema (9) Candida (9) Hypoglycemia (9) Diabetes (9)

Supporting Organs
Respiratory tract (8) Stomach (9) Bladder (9) Respiratory system (2)

Notes
Kiwi is an average antioxidant. (12)

Kohlrabi German turnip

Scrotum (9)

Kumquat

Coughs (9) Colds (9) Dyspepsia (12) Liver disorders (12) High cholesterol (12)

Stomach (9) Liver (9) Lungs (9) Respiratory system (9) Digestive system (12)

Kumquats are known as a tonic and have diuretic and laxative properties.
(12)

Food
Lamb

Tamil Name

May help with


Allergies (8)

Supporting Organs

Notes
Chinese medicine claims that lamb warms the body. (8)

Leek

Bladder stones (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Cancer (8) High cholesterol (8) Fatigue (9)

Immune system (8) Circulatory system (9)

Leek offers many of the same health benefits as garlic and onion. (8) Leeks are known to be diuretic, laxative and antiseptic. (12)

Lemon

Coughs (15) Laryngitis (15) Indigestion (15) Gallstones (8) Cancer (8) Itching (5) Hiccups (9) Insect bites (1,9)

Liver (9,15) Immune system (12,12) Skin disorders (1,9) Digestive system (1,9,12)

Lemon is antiseptic. (9) Can make a cleansing eye wash. Lemon is a fantastic addition to a high-protien diet. (5) Lemon is a natural

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Sore throat (9,12) Constipation (1,9) Diabetes (15) Corns (9) Skin sores (9,5) High blood pressure (9) Arthritis (12) Colds (12) Flu (9) Flatulence (9) Food poisoning (1) Dyspepsia (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Atherosclerosis (12) Influenza (12) Heart palpitations (12) Acidosis (9) Warts (1) Breast cancer (8) High cholesterol (8,9,12) Cancer (3,9,12) High blood pressure (9,12) Atherosclerosis (12) Anemia (2) Constipation (12) Diabetes (9,12) Heart disease (12) Hemorrhoids (9)

Supporting Organs

Notes
disinfectant. (12)

Lentils

Circulatory system (8,9) Colon disorders (9) Kidneys (9) Heart disorders (9) Digestive system (12) Bowel (9)

A lentil contains many trace minerals. (8) Lentils are an average antioxidant. (12)

Food
Lettuce

Tamil Name

May help with


Weight loss (8) Anxiety (9) Liver inflammation (9) Fever (9) Edema (9) Candida (9) Insomnia (12)

Supporting Organs
Large intestine (15) Urinary system (9) Liver (9) Nervous system (9,12) Pancreas (9)

Notes
Its extremely low calorie content has made lettuce the most famous diet food. (8) It promotes urination and milk secretion. It is calming. (15)

Lima beans Butter bean

Mochai

Liver disorders (9) Constipation (2)

Liver (9) Lungs (9) Digestive system (2)

Lima bean will neutralize acidic conditions. (9)

Limes is a term referring to a citrus fruit

Free radicals (8) Corns (9) Hiccups (9) Skin sores (9,5) Sore throat (9) Cancer (8,12) Insect bites (9) Itching (5) Constipation (9) Acidosis (9) Flatulence (9) Flu (9) High blood pressure (9) Allergies (12)

Liver (9) Skin disorders (9) Immune system (12) Digestive system (9)

Lime has been used as an antibiotic. (8) Lime benefits the liver more than lemon. (9) Can make a cleansing eye wash. Lime is a fantastic addition to a high-protien diet. (5) Lime has average antibacterial and antioxidant qualities. (12)

Food
Lobster

Tamil Name
Singai raal, kal eral

May help with


Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Notes

Long pepper Indian long pepper

Free radicals (9) Congestion (9) Toothaches (9)

Liver (9) Digestive system (9) Intestines (9)

Long pepper has analgesic effects. (9)

Food
Loquat

Tamil Name

May help with


Dry throat (9) Excessive thirst (9) Coughs (9)

Supporting Organs
Stomach (9) Lungs (9)

Notes

Lychee

Lychee stimulate digestion. (12)

Macadamia nuts

Free radicals (8) High cholesterol (8,12)

Circulatory system (8)

Macadamia nuts are an average antioxidant. (12)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Mache corn salad lamb's lettuce, nut lettuce, field salad

Liver disorders (9)

Liver (9)

Mahimahi

Weight loss (8)

Brain (8)

Food
Mandarin orange Mandarin, mandarine (both lowercase)

Tamil Name

May help with


Abdominal irritability (12) Excessive thirst (9) Hiccups (9) Abdominal distention
(12)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (9) Liver (9) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Lungs (9)

Notes

Congestion (9) Liver disorders (9) Vomiting (9) Digestive disorders (12) Diabetes (9) Mastitis (9) Breast cancer (9)
Avarai

Mangetout peas

Cancer (12)

Metabolism (12) Nervous disorders (12) Muscles (12) Hair (12) Skin disorders (12)

Mangetout peas are an average antioxidant. (12)

Mango

Indigestion (15) Giardia (8) Infections (8) Cancer (8,12) Anemia (8) Coughs (15) Excessive thirst (9) Ulcerative colitis (12) Colitis (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Diarrhea (12) Allergies (12)

Stomach (15) Digestive system (8,12) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2,12)

In India, mango has proven useful to pregnant and menstrual women because of its high iron content. (8) Mango will clear heat from the body. (9) Mango enhances the digestive process. (12) Mango has average antibiotic, antioxidant and detoxifying qualities.

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs
(12)

Notes

It quenches thirst, strengthens the stomach, relieves vomiting and promotes urination. (15) Maple syrup Free radicals (8) Atherosclerosis (8) Circulatory system (8)

Food
Melon

Tamil Name

May help with


Cancer (9) High blood pressure (9) Dyspepsia (12) Heart disease (9) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) IBS (12) Constipation (12) Fever (9) Coughs (9) Mental depression (9) High cholesterol (12)

Supporting Organs
Anticoagulant (11) Urinary system (9) Heart disorders (9) Respiratory system (9) Digestive system (12)

Notes
Orange melons are an excellent source of beta carotene. (11)

Melon seeds

Nervous disorders (12) Hair (12) Cardiovascular system


(12)

Melon seed is an average antioxidant. (12)

Skin disorders (12) Immune system (12)

Mesquite

Colitis (9) Hemorrhoids (9) Stomach ulcers (9) Diarrhea (9) Pinkeye (9) Conjunctivitis (9)

Bowel (9) Digestive system (9) Eyes (9)

Mesquite is a highenergy food. (9)

Food
Milk

Tamil Name

May help with


High blood pressure (11) Cancer (11)

Supporting Organs

Notes
Milk causes allergic reactions in many people, but if you choose to drink it, low fat is best.
(11)

Millet Millet varieties: Pearl millet kambu Foxtail millet - Tenai Proso millet, - Panivaragu Finger millet - Kelvargu

Gluten intolerance (8) Indigestion (15) Diarrhea (15) Diabetes (8,15) Thrush (9) Blood sugar disorders (9) Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Weight loss (12) Fatigue (12) Arthritis (9)

Spleen (15) Kidneys (15) Stomach (9,15) Cardiovascular system


(8)

Millet is hypoallergenic.
(8)

Millet is glutenfree. (9)

Spleen-pancreas (9)

Minor millets include:

Indian barnyard millet -

Food
Kuthiravaali Japanese barnyard millet Kodo millet Varagu Little millet Samai Guinea millet Browntop millet Sorghum Cholam Miso

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Cancer (9) Stomach disorders (1)

Respiratory system (9) Circulatory system (9) Digestive system (1)

Miso is an average antioxidant. (12)

Mochi

Lactation disorders (9)

Blood (9) Kidneys (9)

Mochi is very helpful to pregnant women. (9)

Food
Molasses Molasses is a viscous byproduct of the refining of sugarcane, grapes, or sugar beets into sugar. Morel mushroom

Tamil Name

May help with


Coughs (9)

Supporting Organs
Spleen-pancreas (9) Lungs (9)

Notes

Phlegm (9) Tumors (9)

Digestive system (9)

Muesli

High cholesterol (12) Cancer (12)

Muesli is contains an average supply of antioxidants, and has average anti-stress properties. (12)

Food
Mulberries

Tamil Name

May help with


Anemia (5) Constipation (9,5) Insomnia (5) Irritability (5) Tinnitus (5) Diabetes (5) Vertigo (5) Premature graying (5) Dry cough (5) Excessive thirst (9) Paralysis (5) Stomach ulcers (5) Anxiety (9) Cancer (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Heart disease (12) Heat stroke (15) Hypertension (15)

Supporting Organs
Liver (5) Kidneys (9,5) Circulatory system (5,5) Joints (5) Bowel (9) Blood (9) Nervous system (9)

Notes
Unripe mulberries can be toxic and should not be eaten. Ripe mulberries are an average antioxidant. (12)

Mung bean Green gram, golden gram

Pachai Payir or Paasi Payir

Stomach (15) Heart disorders (15)

Mung bean is a nutritious protein food that can be used for toxic poisoning. It is very effective as a soup for heat stroke associated with thirst, irritability, and fever. (15) Mung bean sprouts are average anti-stress agents. (12)

Mung bean sprouts

High cholesterol (12)

Food
Mung beans

Tamil Name

May help with


Dysentery (15) Diarrhea (15) Diabetes (15) Edema (15)

Supporting Organs
Stomach (15) Heart disorders (15)

Notes
Great for assisting weight loss endeavors. (5)

Mushrooms

Polio (11) Influenza (11) Cancer (3,11) High blood pressure (11) High cholesterol (11) Detoxification (9) Excessive mucous (9)

Heart disorders (11) Respiratory system (9) Brain (5) Immune system (9,12)

Asian mushrooms, like shiitake, are best, and common white U.S. button mushrooms don't have the same health effects. Asian mushrooms are a highly effective antiviral food.
(11)

Mussels

Aazhi, matti, Chippi, Kallikai

Back pain (5) Impotence (5) Intestinal blockage (5) Goiter (5) Vaginal bleeding (5) Vaginal discharge (5) Vertigo (5)

Food
Mustard

Tamil Name

May help with


Sinusitis (11) Congestion (11) Colds (11) Digestive disorders (5) Constipation (12)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (5,12)

Notes
Mustard can speed up metabolism, burning extra calories. It also has better-than-average antibacterial properties.
(11)

Mustard cress Mustard cress is a mixture of the seedlings of mustard and garden cress.

Cancer (12) Allergies (12)

Has average antibacterial and antioxidant qualities.


(12)

Food
Mustard greens Indian mustard, Chinese mustard, leaf mustard

Tamil Name

May help with


Menopause (8) Free radicals (8) Cancer (8,9) Coughs (15) Colds (9) Depression (9) Arthritis (9)

Supporting Organs
Lungs (15) Skeletal system (8) Joints (9) Respiratory system (9,5)

Notes
Mustard green has strong anticancer properties. (9) It is good for mucous discharge and chest congestion. (15)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Navy beans White bean, Boston bean, pea bean

Constipation (2)

Digestive system (2)

Food
Nectarine

Tamil Name

May help with


Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Macular degeneration
(8)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Nori

Rickets (5) Fatty cysts (5) Beriberi (5) Painful urination (5) Goiter (5,15) Edema (5,15) Warts (5) Coughs (5) High blood pressure (5)

Lungs (15) Kidneys (9) Nervous system (9) Digestive system (9,5)

Nori helps in the breakdown of fried foods. (5)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Hypertension (15) Nervous disorders (9) Kidney disorders (9) Indigestion (5) Glucose intolerance (11) Heart disease (11) Cancer (11) Diabetes (11) Fatigue (9) High cholesterol (11)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Nuts

Arteries (11)

Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, and walnuts are rich in ellagic acid. (11)

Oat bran

High cholesterol (14)

Food
Oats

Tamil Name

May help with


Nicotine cravings (11) Type 2 diabetes (8) High triglycerides (7) Depression (11) Cigarette cravings (9) Stress (9) Cancer (3,12) High cholesterol
(7,8,9,11,12,12)

Supporting Organs
Thyroid (9) Nervous system (9,12) Digestive system (9,12) Skin disorders (1)

Notes
Great for assisting weight loss endeavors. (5) Oats are an energy boosting food with average anti-stress capabilities. (12)

Dermatitis (1) Anxiety (7) Diabetes (12) Nicotine withdrawal (7) Eczema (7) Insomnia (7) Skin disorders (1) Sunburn (2) Diabetes (2) Ulcerative colitis (12) Atherosclerosis (12) Psoriasis (12) Dry eyes (2) Eczema (12) Depression (2) High blood pressure (12) Arthritis (12) Skin disorders (2) Eyes (2) Digestive system (12)

Oily fish

Food
Okra

Tamil Name

May help with


Colon cancer (12) Diverticulitis (12) Depression (12) Constipation (9) Heart disease (12)

Supporting Organs
Intestines (9) Immune system (12) Digestive system (9)

Notes

Olive oil

High blood pressure (11) High cholesterol (9,11) Blood sugar disorders
(11)

Arteries (11) Gallbladder disorders


(9)

Cancer (3,11) Dandruff (1) Dry skin (1) Alcoholism (15) Sore throat (15) Heart disease (8) Atherosclerosis (8,12) Inflammation (8) Eczema (12) Diabetes (12) Constipation (12) Asthma (8) Arthritis (8) Diarrhea (9) High blood pressure (12) Dermatitis (12) Bladder stones (12) Cancer (8) Gallstones (12)

Liver (9) Skin disorders (1)

Olives

Stomach (15) Heart disorders (8) Lungs (15) Circulatory system (8) Nervous system (9) Digestive system (9) Bowel (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Nervousness (9) Angina (12) Influenza (12) Colds (12,15) Stomach cancer (11) Free radicals (9) Pneumonia (15) Constipation (15) Diabetes (11,12) Headaches (15) Hay fever (11) Atherosclerosis (11) Blood clots (8,11) Dysentery (15) Chronic bronchitis (11) Infections (11) Rheumatoid arthritis
(12,12)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Onion

Immune system (12) Circulatory system (12) Stomach (15) Lungs (15) Digestive system (9,12) Joints (9) Kidneys (9) Respiratory system (5)

Onions help remove heavy metals. (5) White onions don't contain quercetin. Onions are an average anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral agent. (11) Has average antibacterial and anticancer qualities.
(12)

Diarrhea (12) Asthma (8,11,12) High cholesterol (9,11,12) High blood pressure (8,12) Menstrual cramps (12) Inflammation (9) Gout (12) Arteriosclerosis (12) Cancer (3,9,12)

Food
Orange

Tamil Name
,

May help with


Pancreatic cancer (11) Gum disease (11) Infertility (11) Atherosclerosis (11) Breast cancer (11) High blood pressure (8,12) Stomach cancer (11) Eye cysts (5) Asthma (2,11) Bronchitis (2,11) Cancer (8,9,12) Liver disorders (9,12) Dyspepsia (12) Cataracts (2) High cholesterol (12,12) Free radicals (9) Tumors (9) High cholesterol (9) Numbness (9) Tendonitis (9) Heart disease (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Cancer (12)

Supporting Organs
Connective tissue (8) Reproductive system (8) Adrenal gland (8) Eyes (2,8) Digestive system (9,12) Liver (9) Respiratory system (2)

Notes
Tangerines are a good substitute for oranges. (5) Orange has average antioxidant and antistress capabilities. (12)

Oyster mushrooms

Blood (9) Liver (9) Digestive system (9)

Oyster mushroom is an average antioxidant. (12)

Food
Oysters

Tamil Name
Chippi, Muthu chippi, kavaddi

May help with


Sperm production (8) Insomnia (5) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Supporting Organs
Reproductive system (8) Immune system (2)

Notes
The oyster has been used as an aphrodisiac. (8)

Palm oil

High cholesterol (9) Heart disease (9)

Blood (9) Heart disorders (9) Circulatory system (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Papaya

Heart disease (8) Free radicals (8) Stomach pain (15) Dysentery (5,15) Chronic diarrhea (8) Constipation (5) Allergies (8,12) Indigestion (8,5) Cancer (8,9,12) Rheumatoid arthritis
(9,5,15)

Liver (15) Kidneys (15) Stomach (5) Digestive system (5,8,5) Lungs (9) Immune system (12) Respiratory system (2)

Papaya has average antibacterial, antioxidant and detoxifying properties. (12)

Tumors (5) Pancreatic disorders (12) Gastrointestinal ulcers


(12)

Spleen disorders (9) Insect bites (1) Burping (1) Flatulence (1) Skin disorders (12) Digestive disorders (12) Excessive mucous (5) Stomach ulcers (9) Bronchitis (2) Coughs (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Asthma (2,9)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Parmesan cheese

Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Parsnip

Cancer (11) Bowel irregularity (9)

Spleen-pancreas (9) Bowel (9) Stomach (9) Liver (9)

Beware of harvesting wild parsnip, which can resemble water hemlock, a poisonous plant. (8)

Food
Peach

Tamil Name

May help with


Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Macular degeneration
(8)

Supporting Organs
Blood (9) Spleen (15) Intestines (9) Digestive system (12)

Notes
Peach leaf tea is used to help with morning sickness. (9) Peaches have diuretic and laxative properties.
(12)

Indigestion (15) Coughs (15) Bladder stones (12) Dyspepsia (12) Dry cough (9) Anemia (2) Constipation (9) Weight gain (9)

Peanut butter

Peanut oil

Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Brain (2) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Food
Peanuts

Tamil Name
,

May help with


High LDL cholesterol (8) Heart disease (8) Stomach pain (15) Coughs (15) Dyspepsia (12) Constipation (9) Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) High cholesterol (8) Allergies (8) Excessive thirst (5) Alcoholism (15) Indigestion (15) Coughs (5,15) Constipation (9,15) Excessive mucous (5) Diarrhea (12) Arthritis (12) Gallbladder obstruction
(9)

Supporting Organs
Blood vessels (8) Heart disorders (8) Stomach (15) Spleen (15) Lungs (15) Kidneys (9) Brain (2) Digestive system (12) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2) Intestines (8) Stomach (9,15) Lungs (9,15) Digestive system (9,12) Endocrine system (9) Gallbladder disorders
(9)

Notes
A peanut should be stored in a cool place, to protect against the growth of aflatoxin. (8) The peanut is a good source of protein. (9)

Pear

A pear is a hypoallergenic fruit. (8) Excessive use of pears can cause miscarriage and poor fetal development. (5)

Hot coughs (9) Diabetes (9)

Food
Peas

Tamil Name

May help with


Muscle cramps (15) Hypoglycemia (8) Free radicals (8) High cholesterol (8) Diabetes (8) Cancer (8) Liver disorders (9) Stomach disorders (9) High LDL cholesterol (8) Blood lipid imbalance
(12)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (8) Skin disorders (15) Stomach (9,9,15) Spleen (9,15) Spleen-pancreas (9) Liver (9) Pancreas (9)

Notes

Pecans

High cholesterol (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Heart disease (12) Cancer (12) Crohn's disease (12) Dry cough (9) Diarrhea (9) Bleeding (9)

Heart disorders (8) Circulatory system (8) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Pecans are a warming food. (9) Some people are allergic to pecans. Pecans are an average antioxidant. (12)

Persimmon

Bowel (9) Digestive system (9,12) Respiratory system (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Pine nuts

High blood pressure (8) Heart disease (8,12) Coughs (9,15) Constipation (9,15) Alzheimer's disease (2) Cancer (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)
(12)

Heart disorders (8) Large intestine (15) Liver (12,15) Circulatory system (8,12) Lungs (9,15) Brain (2) Skin disorders (2,12) Intestines (9) Immune system (2) Mucous membranes Nervous disorders (12) Muscles (12) Digestive system (12)

The Food Bible recommends any food with large amounts of zinc for acne sufferers. (2)

Pineapple

Pneumonia (8) Digestive disorders (11) Osteoporosis (11) Carpal tunnel syndrome
(8)

Spleen (15) Digestive system


(8,9,11,12)

Pineapple is a hypoallergenic fruit. (8) Pineapple is a highly effective antiinflammatory agent, and has better-than-average antibacterial and antiviral

Respiratory system (9)

Blood clots (11) Bronchitis (8) Inflammation (8,12)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Anorexia (15) Edema (15) Sunstroke (15) Allergies (8) Cancer (3,8,12) Intestinal parasites (9) Chronic bronchitis (9) High blood pressure (12) Arthritis (12) Angina (12) Gout (12) Atherosclerosis (12) Arteriosclerosis (12) Dyspepsia (12) Sore throat (9) High cholesterol (12)
(12)

Supporting Organs

Notes
properties. (11) Pineapple is an average anti-inflammatory agent.
(12)

It is used to quench thirst, promote digestion, and relieve diarrhea. (15)

Pinto beans

Mucous membranes Muscles (12) Nervous system (12) Skin disorders (12)

Pinto beans are an average antioxidant. (12)

Food
Pistachio nuts

Tamil Name

May help with


Jaundice (8) High blood pressure (8) Inflammation (8) Heart disease (12) Cancer (12) High cholesterol (12) Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Constipation (9) Dysentery (15) Leukorrhea (15) Jaundice (15) Edema (15)

Supporting Organs
Joints (8) Circulatory system (8) Bowel (9) Liver (8,9,12) Brain (2) Digestive system (9) Kidneys (9) Skin disorders (2,12) Immune system (2) Nervous disorders (12) Muscles (12) Intestines (15)

Notes
Pistachios are an average antioxidant. (12)

Plantains

Plum

Liver disorders (9) Diabetes (9) Cancer (8) Constipation (8,12) Atherosclerosis (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Dehydration (9) Nervous disorders (9)

Liver (9) Digestive system (9,12) Circulatory system (12)

Plums work as a laxative. They are better than average for antibacterial and antiviral needs. (11)

Food
Plums

Tamil Name

May help with


Liver disease (15) Fatigue (15) Diabetes (15)

Supporting Organs
Liver (15) Kidneys (15)

Notes

Pomegranate seeds

Parasites (9,5) Stomach ulcers (9,5) Burning eyes (9) Chronic dysentery (9)

Urinary tract (5) Gum (9) Bladder (9,5) Digestive system (9) Eyes (9)

Poppy seeds

kasakasa

Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Pork

Potato

Skin wounds (8) Cancer (3,11) Acidosis (9) Stroke (11) Stomach ulcers (9) High blood pressure (9,11) Inflammation (9)

Immune system (12) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Circulatory system (9)

Boiled potato peel has been used as an effective treatment for burns on the skin. (8) Potatoes boost energy and have above-average antioxidant qualities. (12)

Food
Poultry

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Prunes

Osteoporosis (8) Heart disease (8) Constipation (2,8,9,12) Atherosclerosis (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Heart attacks (11) Cataracts (11) Bronchial asthma (9,15) Cancer (11,12) Asthma (5) Dyspepsia (12) Dysentery (12) Parasites (14) Cystitis (12) Enlarged prostate (1) Stomach disorders (14) Insomnia (12) Nausea (14) Prostate disorders (14) Diabetes (12)

Liver (9) Skeletal system (8) Colon disorders (9) Circulatory system (12) Digestive system (2,12)

Prunes work as a laxative. (11)

Pumpkin

Stomach (15) Spleen (15) Throat (5) Respiratory system (5) Spleen-pancreas (9) Nervous system (12) Prostate (14) Digestive system (14)

Pumpkin help to regulate blood sugar metabolism.


(9)

Kills intestinal worms and harmful bacteria. (5) Pumpkin promotes healthy skin. (12)

Food
Pumpkin seeds

Tamil Name
(12)

May help with


Autoimmune diseases Immunodeficiency disorders (12) Prostate enlargement (8) Cardiovascular disease
(12)

Supporting Organs
Prostate (8) Immune system (2,12) Spleen-pancreas (9) Colon disorders (9) Liver (9) Skin disorders (2)

Notes
Pumpkin seed is an above-average antiinflammatory agent, and an average antioxidant and detoxifying agent. (12)

Anemia (2) Pinworm (9) Intestinal parasites (9) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Diarrhea (9,12) High cholesterol (9) Bowel (9) Digestive system (12) Circulatory system (9)

Quince

Food
Quinoa

Tamil Name

May help with


Gluten intolerance (8) Fatigue (9) Allergies (8) Cancer (12) High cholesterol (12)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (9) Kidneys (9)

Notes
Vegans can get protein from quinoa. (8) Quinoa is great for boosting your endurance.
(9)

Quinoa is an average antioxidant. (12)

Food
Radicchio Italian chicory

Tamil Name

May help with


Cancer (12)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (9) Blood (9) Heart disorders (9) Circulatory system (9)

Notes
Radicchio promotes bile production. (9) Radicchio is an average natural antioxidant. (12)

Radish

Whooping cough (12) Cancer (3,8) Coughs (12) Gastric discomfort (8) Liver disorders (8,12) Constipation (8) Dyspepsia (12) Gallbladder disorders
(12)

Respiratory (12) Digestive system (8,9)

In India, radish is used as a diuretic and a facial cosmetic. (8) Radish has antibacterial action. (9)

Arthritis (12) Gallstones (9) Kidney stones (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Radishes

Dysentery (15) Laryngitis (15) Headaches (15) Indigestion (15) Coughs (15) Diabetes (15)

Lungs (15) Stomach (15)

Food
Raisins

Tamil Name
,

May help with


Constipation (8) Eczema (12) Dermatitis (12) Arthritis (12)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Raspberries

Free radicals (8) Cancer (8,11,12) Impotence (15) Dysentery (9) Mucous (9) Heart disease (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Menstrual cramps (9) Eczema (12) Indigestion (12) Vomiting (12) Diarrhea (9) Skin disorders (12)

Liver (9,15) Kidneys (9,15) Eyes (9) Digestive system (12) Uterus (9) Blood (9)

Raspberries are highly effective antiviral agents.


(11)

Raspberry has antioxidant, detoxifying and laxative properties.


(12)

Food
Red bell pepper

Tamil Name

May help with


Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Supporting Organs
Immune system (2,12) Nervous system (12) Skin disorders (2)

Notes
Red bell peppers may protect against asthma, migraine and depression.
(12)

Red cabbage

Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2)

Respiratory system (2)

Red meat

Red snapper

Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8)

Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Food
Red wine

Tamil Name

May help with


Heart disease (10) Alzheimer's disease (2)
(10)

Supporting Organs
Cardiovascular system Brain (2)

Notes
A study found 3 to 4 glasses of wine a day helped with Alzheimer's. However, any more than that actually increased the risk of Alzheimer's. (2)

Redcurrants

Cystitis (12) Arthritis (12) Constipation (12)

Digestive system (12)

Food
Rhubarb

Tamil Name

May help with


Inflamed liver (9) Stomach ulcers (10) Cancer (3) Constipation (9,12)

Supporting Organs
Liver (9) Kidneys (9) Digestive system (10,12) Bowel (9)

Notes
Eat rhubarb to detoxify after a meat-heavy meal.
(9)

Food
Rhubarb root

Tamil Name

May help with


Parasites (14) Colon and spleen disorders (14) Hemorrhoids (14) Headaches (14) Liver disorders (14) Diarrhea (14) Constipation (5,14) Duodenal ulcers (14)

Supporting Organs
Spleen (14) Colon disorders (14) Liver (14) Digestive system (5,14)

Notes

Rice

Hypercholesterolemia (8) Constipation (11) Kidney stones (11) High cholesterol (8,11) Excessive thirst (9) Cancer (3,11) Diarrhea (9,11,12) Mental depression (9) Diverticulitis (12) Diabetes (12)

Digestive system (8,12) Digestive disorders (9) Spleen-pancreas (9) Bones (12) Stomach (9) Hair (12) Kidneys (9) Cardiovascular system
(12)

Brown rice is superior to white rice in terms of nutrition. (8)

Skin disorders (12)

Food
Rice sprouts

Tamil Name

May help with


Dyspepsia (15)

Supporting Organs
Spleen (15) Digestive system (15)

Notes

Rutabaga

Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Liver (9) Digestive system (9)

Food
Rye

Tamil Name

May help with


Irritable bowel syndrome (8) Colon cancer (8) Diabetes (8) Migraines (9,15) Arteriosclerosis (12) High blood pressure (12)

Supporting Organs
Bowel (8) Muscles (9) Heart disorders (15) Liver (9) Circulatory system (12)

Notes
Rye promotes energy and endurance. (9) It can be toxic. (15)

Safflower oil

Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Brain (2) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Salmon

Kaala, Thira vaala

Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8) Circulation (5)

Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Sardines

Mathi Meen, Kavalai, Vellai suda, Neethu kavalai

Circulatory system (5) Skeletal system (5)

Savoy cabbage

Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Scallions Green onions, spring onions, salad onions, table onions

Intestinal infections (12) Heart pain (9) Arteriosclerosis (12) Chest pain (9) Parasites (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Menstrual cramps (12) Diarrhea (12) Arthritis (12) Diabetes (12) Earaches (9) Heart disease (8) Cancer (8)

Urinary system (9) Digestive system (9,12)

Scallops

Heart disorders (8)

Food
Sea palm

Tamil Name

May help with


High cholesterol (9)

Supporting Organs
Thyroid (9)

Notes

Sea salt

Fatigue (9)

Nervous system (9) Kidneys (9)

Excessive salt can damage the kidneys. (9)

Sea vegetables

Stress (8) Cancer (8) Inflammation (8) Cardiovascular disease


(8) (8)

Thyroid (8) Joints (8) Heart disorders (8) Cardiovascular system Immune system (12)

Sea vegetables are an average antioxidant. (12)

Menopause (8)

Food
Seaweed

Tamil Name

May help with


Goiter (9,15) Edema (15) Hypothyroidism (9) Cancer (3) Aging (9) Obesity (9) Fibroid tumors (9) Lumps (9) Atherosclerosis (12) Anemia (2) High blood pressure (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Supporting Organs
Hair (9) Kidneys (15) Stomach (15) Thyroid (9) Lymph gland (9) Nervous system (9) Skin disorders (2,9) Digestive system (9) Bones (9) Teeth (9) Immune system (2,12)

Notes
It clears abdominal swelling and obstruction.
(15)

Seeds

Fatigue (9)

Seed is an energizing food. (9)

Food
Seitan

Tamil Name

May help with


Hypertension (15) Fever (15) Weight gain (9)

Supporting Organs
Stomach (15) Spleen (15) Liver (15) Spleen-pancreas (9) Kidneys (9)

Notes

Sesame oil

Cancer (3) Stomach ulcers (15) Indigestion (15) Constipation (15)

Skin disorders (15)

Sesame seeds

Intestinal parasites (8) Lactation disorders (8) High cholesterol (8,12) Constipation (5,8) Chronic skin disease (8) Burns (8) Premature graying (9) Dizziness (9) Anemia (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Intestines (8) Cardiovascular system


(8)

Sesame seeds are an average antioxidant. (12)

Nervous system (8) Circulatory system (8) Digestive system (5,8) Skin disorders (2,8) Liver (9) Kidneys (9) Immune system (2)

Food
Shallots kanda or gandana or pyaaz, gundhun, cheriya ulli, chuvanna ulli

Tamil Name
chinna vengayam (or sambar vengayam
(12,12)

May help with


Influenza (12) Colds (12) Arteriosclerosis (12) Rheumatoid arthritis Gout (12) Menstrual cramps (12) Diarrhea (12) Diabetes (12) Cancer (2,8,9) Environmental allergies
(9) (9)

Supporting Organs
Immune system (12) Circulatory system (12) Digestive system (12)

Notes

Shiitake mushroom

Immune system (8,9) Cardiovascular system

Urinary incontinence (9) HIV (7) Hepatitis (7) AIDS (9) Candida (9) Flu (9) High cholesterol (8,9) Bronchial inflammation
(9)

Shitake mushrooms may cause diarrhea if eaten in large quantities. They have average antibacterial, and antiviral properties. (12)

Food
Shiitake mushrooms

Tamil Name

May help with


Gastrointestinal problems (12) Infectious diseases (12) Heart disease (14,12) Viral infections (14) Cancer (14,12) Fatigue (14) High blood pressure
(14,12)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (14) Immune system (14,12)

Notes

High cholesterol (14,12)

Shrimp

Eral, Raatu

Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8)

Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Shrimp has been shown to raise levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. (8)

Snow peas

Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2)

Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Liver (9) Respiratory system (2)

Soda

Food
Sorghum

Tamil Name

May help with


Appetite loss (9) Food allergies (8) Autism (8) Celiac disease (8) Gluten intolerance (8) Cardiovascular disease
(8) (8)

Supporting Organs
Cardiovascular system Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9)

Notes

Cancer (8) High cholesterol (8) Diarrhea (9)

Sour cherries

Bleeding (9) Liver disorders (9)

Liver (9)

Food
Soy

Tamil Name

May help with


Menopause (4) Osteoporosis (4,6) High cholesterol (6) Heart disease (6) Rheumatoid arthritis (12)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (6) Skeletal system (4,6)

Notes

Soy milk

Heart disease (9) Anemia (9) High blood pressure (9) Diabetes (9)

Digestive system (9) Blood (9) Heart disorders (9)

Soy sauce

Digestive system (9)

Food
Soybeans

Tamil Name

May help with


Prostate cancer (11) Breast cancer (8,11) Diarrhea (15) Coughs (15) Heart disease (5) Emaciation (15) Hemorrhaging (15) Colon cancer (8) Bone loss (8) Glucose intolerance (8) Kidney disease (9) Cancer (3,9,12) Anemia (9) High cholesterol (8,9,11,12) Diabetes (9) Menopause (9) Osteoporosis (9) High cholesterol (8)
(8)

Supporting Organs
Large intestine (15) Spleen (15) Skeletal system (8) Digestive system (8) Heart disorders (5) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9)

Notes
Soybeans are rich in hormones and can boost estrogen levels in postmenopausal women. Soybean has highly effective antiviral properties. (11) Soy beans are an average antioxidant. (12)

Spelt Dinkel wheat, hulled wheat

Cardiovascular system Immune system (8)

Spelt is unique because it contains mucopolysaccharides. (8)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Spinach

,
(8)

Bleeding (5) Ph regulation (8) Cataracts (8) Macular degeneration High cholesterol (11) Alcoholism (15) Cancer (3,8,11,12) Excessive thirst (9) Constipation (5,9,15) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Chronic coughing (9)

Circulatory system (5) Small intestine (15) Eyes (8,9) Large intestine (9,15) Stomach (9) Liver (9) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2,12) Digestive system (5) Bowel (9)

The Food Bible recommends any food with a large amount of beta-carotene for acne sufferers. (2) Spinach is a great diuretic. (5) Spinach offers the most benefits when eaten raw or lightly cooked. (11) People with gout, arthritis or inflammation of the digestive tract should avoid excess consumption of spinach.
(12)

Spinach has average antioxidant and antiviral properties. (12)

Food
Sprouts

Tamil Name

May help with


Liver detoxification (9)

Supporting Organs
Liver (9) Digestive system (9)
(9)

Notes
Sprout is easy to digest.

Star fruit

Billiousness (9) Diarrhea (9)

Bowel (9) Liver (9) Digestive system (9)

Star fruit is low in calories. (9)

Strawberries

Inflammation (8) Heart disease (8) Cancer (3,8,11) Motion sickness (15) Vertigo (15) Poor appetite (5) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Appetite loss (9) Edema (12) High blood pressure (12) Diarrhea (12) Constipation (12) Cystitis (12) Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2)

Heart disorders (8) Spleen (5) Liver (9,15) Lungs (5) Kidneys (15) Spleen-pancreas (9) Respiratory system (2,5) Digestive system (12)

Strawberries are a better-than-average antiviral agent. (11) Strawberries are an average antioxidant and laxative. (12)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Fever (12) Leukorrhea (15) Diarrhea (15) Diabetes (15)

Supporting Organs

Notes

String beans Green beans, French beans snap beans, squeaky beans

Spleen (15) Kidneys (15)

Sugar

Muscle cramps (9) Chronic pain (9) Fatigue (9)

Sugar's antibacterial properties are highly effective. (11)

Sugar snap peas

Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Liver (9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Summer squash

Dehydration (8) Cancer (8)

Skin disorders (8)

Sun-dried tomatoes

Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Brain (2) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Sunflower oil

Nafh

Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Brain (2) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Food
Sunflower seeds

Tamil Name

May help with


Allergies (8) Cancer (3,8) Inflammation (8) Damaged tissues (12) Constipation (9,12) Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Supporting Organs
Joints (8) Cardiovascular system
(8)

Notes
The Food Bible recommends any food with a lot of vitamin E for sufferers of acne, immune system deficiency diseases and Alzheimer's disease. (2) Sunflower seeds are an average antioxidant. (12)

Bowel (9) Brain (2) Skin disorders (2,12) Digestive system (9,12) Teeth (9) Immune system (2)

Sweet chestnuts

Immune system (12)

Sweet potato

Stroke (11) Heart disease (11) Free radicals (8) Cataracts (11) Cancer (3,11) Night blindness (5) Diabetes (8) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Alzheimer's disease (2) Excessive thirst (9)

Endocrine system (8) Large intestine (9) Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Kidneys (9) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2,12)

Sweet potatoes bind to metallic objects and allow them to more easily pass in the feces. (5) Sweet potato has average antiviral properties. (12)

Food
Sweet potatoes

Tamil Name

May help with


Emaciation (15) Jaundice (15)

Supporting Organs
Spleen (15) Kidneys (15)

Notes

Sweet rice

Diabetes (15) Diarrhea (15)

Blood (15) Lungs (15)

Swiss chard

Sencheerai
(8)

Digestive tract cancers Amenorrhea (15) Dysentery (15) Bladder inflammation


(12)

Skeletal system (8) Large intestine (15) Stomach (15) Lungs (15) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Swiss chard is vital to bone health. (8) Swiss chard has diuretic and laxative properties.
(12)

Kidney inflammation (12) Cancer (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Swiss chard is an antioxidant vegetable. (12)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Swordfish

Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8)

Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Food
Tahini

Tamil Name

May help with


High cholesterol (12)

Supporting Organs

Notes
Tahini is an average antioxidant. (12)

Tangerine

Chest congestion (15) Diabetes (15)

Lungs (15) Kidneys (15)

Taro

Appetite loss (9) Fatigue (9) Cysts (9) Boils (9) Tumors (9)

Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Skin disorders (9)

Uncooked taro irritates the mouth and throat. (9)

Food
Teff

Tamil Name

May help with


Spleen-pancreas (9) Stomach (9) Kidneys (9)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Tempeh

Glucose intolerance (8) Bone loss (8) Colon cancer (8) Breast cancer (8,12) High cholesterol (8,12) Uterine fibroids (12) Endometriosis (12) Low energy (9) Prostate cancer (12) Heart disease (12) Osteoporosis (12) Fibrocystic breast disease (12) Atherosclerosis (12)

Skeletal system (8) Digestive system (8) Immune system (9,12)

Tempeh has average anti-stress and antiviral properties. (12)

Food
Tofu bean curd

Tamil Name

May help with


Fever (9) Heart disease (8) Congestion (9) Cancer (8,12) High blood pressure (9) High cholesterol (8,12)

Supporting Organs
Colon disorders (9) Lungs (9)

Notes

Tomato

Prostate cancer (10,8) Cervical cancer (11) Pancreatic cancer (11) Colon cancer (8) Breast cancer (8) Skin cancer (8) Lung cancer (8) Free radicals (8) Anorexia (15) Cancer (2,3,9) Macular degeneration
(8)

Stomach (15) Heart disorders (8) Liver (15) Eyes (8) Immune system (2,12) Digestive system (12) Skin disorders (2)

The lycopene is more bioavailable when the tomato is cooked. (10) Tomato paste has five times as much lycopene as raw tomato. (8) It relieves thirst. (15)

Cataracts (8) Heart disease (8) Constipation (12) Cholecystitis (12) Gallstones (12) Bladder stones (12) Arthritis (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Rheumatoid arthritis

Food

Tamil Name
(9,12)

May help with


Gout (9)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Tomato paste

Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Alzheimer's disease (2)

Brain (2) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Triticale Hybrid of wheat (Triticum) and rye (Secale)

Irregular bowel movements (8) Colon cancer (8) Breast cancer (8)

Bowel (8)

Food
Tuna

Tamil Name
Soorai

May help with


Heart disease (8) Cancer (8) Alzheimer's disease (8)

Supporting Organs
Heart disorders (8) Brain (8)

Notes

Turkey

Sleep disorders (8)

Eating turkey could improve the quality of your sleep, thanks to the amino acid, tryptophan.
(8)

Turnips

Cancer (3,8,9) Detoxification (8) Catarrh (9) Mucous (9)

Digestive system (9)

Food
Urad beans Black gram, black lentil white lentil, black matpe bean Venison Venison is the meat of a game animal, especially a deer.

Tamil Name

May help with


Insulin control (9) High blood pressure (9) High cholesterol (9)

Supporting Organs
Colon disorders (9) Kidneys (9) Circulatory system (9)

Notes
The urad bean can help control blood sugar. (9)

Vinegar

Jaundice (15) Liver disorders (9) Food poisoning (15) Mental depression (9) Sore throat (12) Rheumatoid arthritis (12) Gout (12) Sunburn (9) Insect bites (9) Arthritis (9,12) Blood stagnation (9) Detoxification (9)

Stomach (9,15) Liver (9,15) Skin disorders (9) Immune system (12) Joints (9)

Food
Wakame is a sea vegetable, or edible seaweed.

Tamil Name

May help with


Excessive phlegm (5) Tumors (5) Detoxification (9)

Supporting Organs
Hair (5) Skin disorders (5) Circulatory system (5)

Notes
The Japanese use wakame to purify mothers' blood after childbirth. (5)

Walnuts

Back pain (15) Free radicals (8) Incontinence (15) Coughs (15,15) Constipation (15,15) Impotence (15) Chronic pain (9) High cholesterol (8,12) Asthma (15) Inflammation (9,12) Heart disease (8,12) Cancer (8,12) Diarrhea (12)

Cardiovascular system
(8)

The walnut is considered a brain food. (8)

Brain (8) Large intestine (9,15) Lungs (9,15,15) Kidneys (9,15,15) Nervous system (12) Digestive system (12)

Wasabi Japanese horseradish

Digestive system (9)

Wasabi is a heating food.


(9)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with

Supporting Organs

Notes

Water chestnuts

Dysentery (15) Hypertension (15) E.coli (9) Staphylococcus infections (9) Jaundice (9,15) Diabetes (9,15) Jaundice (15) Cancer (3) Edema (15) Frequent urination (5) Leukorrhea (15) Bladder disorders (14) Gas (14) Urinary dysfunction (14) Indigestion (14) Heart disease (14) Kidney disorders (14) Gallbladder disorders (9) Arthritis (12) Rheumatoid arthritis
(9,12)

Stomach (15) Lungs (15) Eyes (9) Liver (9)

Watercress

Stomach (15) Respiratory (12) Urinary system (5) Heart disorders (14) Bladder (14) Lungs (2,15) Kidneys (14) Circulatory system (12) Digestive system (14,9,12) Gallbladder disorders
(9)

Watercress is an average weight loss aid. (14) Watercress stimulates appetite and has anticancer properties. (12)

Food

Tamil Name

May help with


Lung cancer (2) Intestinal parasites (12) Anemia (12) Bronchitis (12) Heat stroke (15) Urinary tract infections
(15)

Supporting Organs

Notes

Watermelon

Sore throat (15) Free radicals (8) Cancer (11) Excessive thirst (9) Mental depression (9) Edema (9)

Stomach (15,15) Bladder (15,15) Heart disorders (15) Urinary system (9)

Watermelon is an excellent diuretic. (8) Watermelon is a popular diet food. (9) Watermelon is an average antibacterial agent and anticoagulant.
(11)

Watermelon is useful for symptoms of overexposure to heat. For this the rind should be consumed. The ground seeds are an excellent diuretic and can be used for urinary tract infection. (15)

Food
Wheat

Tamil Name

May help with


Insomnia (15) Colon cancer (8) Breast cancer (8) Diverticulitis (8) Stress (9)

Supporting Organs
Bowel (8) Spleen (15) Heart disorders (9,15) Kidneys (9,15) Spleen-pancreas (9) Liver (9) Brain (9)

Notes
Unextracted whole wheat is the best source of nutrients because it includes the bran and the germ. (8) It helps relieve irritability and nervousness. It also relieves thirst. (15)

Wheat bran

Pancreatic disorders (5) Diabetes (5) Bowel cancer (12) Diverticulitis (12) Blood sugar disorders
(12)

Pancreas (5)

Always drink plenty of fluids when eating bran to avoid intestinal blockage. Wheat bran is an average antioxidant, detoxifyer and laxative.
(12)

Hyperacidity (12) Dyspepsia (12)

Food
Wheat germ

Tamil Name

May help with


Immunodeficiency disorders (12) Heart disease (12) Cancer (12) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2) Alzheimer's disease (2) Immune system deficiency (2) Acne (2)

Supporting Organs
Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

Notes
Wheat germ is an average antioxidant and anti-stress agent. (12)

Wheat germ oil

Brain (2) Skin disorders (2) Immune system (2)

White grape vinegar

Yeast infections (1)

Food
Whitefish

Tamil Name
Neer Suthumbu, Kuthuppu

May help with


Indigestion (5)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (5)

Notes

Whole grain wheat

Cancer (3) Colon cancer (11) Breast cancer (11) Constipation (11)

Wild cherries Wild cherry,sweet cherry,bird cherry, gean

Allergies (1)

Respiratory system (1)

Food
Wild rice

Tamil Name
(12)

May help with


Cardiovascular disease High cholesterol (12)

Supporting Organs
Kidneys (9) Nervous system (12)

Notes

Canada rice, Indian rice, water oats

Wild yam

Menopause (4)

Wine

Stroke (11) Blood clots (11) Heart disease (11) Gallstones (11) High blood pressure (12)

Cardiovascular system
(11,12)

Both red and white wine can boost HDL (good) cholesterol levels. (11) People should consume no more than 2 glasses a day for health benefits.
(12)

Food
Winter squash

Tamil Name

May help with


Pulmonary abscess (15) Heart disease (8) Type 2 diabetes (8) Benign prostatic hyperplasia (8) Cancer (3,8,9) Digestive disorders (9) Diabetes (9) Free radicals (9) Constipation (9) Eye disorders (9) Throat disorders (9) Heart pain (9)

Supporting Organs
Spleen (15) Lungs (8) Stomach (9,15) Spleen-pancreas (9)

Notes

Wood ear mushrooms

Stomach (9) Liver (9) Lungs (9) Brain (9) Immune system (9)

Do not use wood ear when pregnant. (9)

Food
Yam

Tamil Name

May help with


Hormone regulation (8) Arthritis (9) Asthma (9) Muscle cramps (9,9) Hormone-driven cancers (2) Cancer (12) Metal detoxification (9) Colitis (9) Stress (9) Fatigue (9) Inflammation (9) Dysentery (15) Leukorrhea (15) Diarrhea (15) Diabetes (15) Coughs (15)

Supporting Organs
Joints (9) Endocrine system (8) Respiratory system (9) Heart disorders (12) Immune system (12)

Notes
Yams are a superfood for women, as they help improve symptoms of PMS. (8) Yam can help to prevent miscarriage. (9) Yams help maintain metabolism. (12)

Yams

Spleen (15) Kidneys (15) Lungs (15)

Food
Yellow bell pepper

Tamil Name

May help with


Bronchitis (2) Asthma (2)

Supporting Organs
Respiratory system (2)

Notes

Yogurt

Thayir

Yeast infections (11) Diarrhea (8) Upper respiratory tract infections (11) Lactose intolerance (8) Cancer (3,11) Colds (11) High cholesterol (8) Colon cancer (8) Osteoporosis (11) Stomach ulcers (8) Bladder infection (3) Indigestion (3)

Immune system (8,11) Intestines (8)

Yogurt is an exceptional antibacterial agent. (11)

Food
Zucchini Courgette

Tamil Name

May help with


Gastroenteritis (12) Dyspepsia (12) Insomnia (12)

Supporting Organs
Digestive system (12)

Notes