Nature: sweet, neutral
Enters: Spleen, Lung, Large Intestine
Actions: Tonifies spleen Qi; relaxes muscles to relieve pain; moistens the Lungs, stops coughing; moistens the large intestine, promotes bowel movement.
• Spleen Qi deficiency: fatigue, poor appetite, abdominal and epigastric pain.
• Lung Yin deficiency: dry cough, dry throat.
• Large intestine dryness: constipation, especially in the elderly (take 30-60g in warm water or with cucumber).
Li: Honey has a quite cool nature.
• Other sugars: red is quite warm, brown is warm, white is slightly warm or neutral, rock is slightly cool.