Nature, seasons, humans, foods, etc. are all about balance. Every balance requires understanding and learning.
Therefore, it is essential to stay healthy and remembering of what we eat is important. Getting to know Yin – Cold, Yang – Heat in foods is the primary key. The mixing of the two energies makes life possible when they are balanced whereas imbalances to either side indicate unhealthiness, which may result in diseases.
Preponderance of Yang (heat) can lead to heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, etc.
Consuming excessive “Heaty” foods resulting in excess Yang energy. Among heaty foods are meat, dairies, eggs, high fat foods, strong spicy foods, foods containing MSG, and processed foods which are considered foods high in Yang.
On the other hand, preponderance of Yin leads to endogenous cold when overindulging on foods with high Yin content include, Centella asiatica, Thunbergia iaurifolia, squash and cucurbits. Among the major clinical manifestations of excess Yin are hypotension, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Sang Hwang was recorded in the oldest surviving Chinese materia medica, Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, as it brought the body system back to a steady balance. This potent mushroom is neutral which helps treat either patients with cold syndrome or hot syndrome without any side effects. Moreover, it improves the body system competently.