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Acorns are high in tannins, a bitter and astringent acid that irritates the digestive tract and causes constipation. However, tannins are water soluble.
Artichokes, a member of the thistle family, are a hepatoprotectant. Artichoke may be gassy for those with weak digestion.
Artichoke is very high in fiber. It's chologogue properties, together with its high fiber content make it ideal to flush toxic...
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Lima beans are a relatively sweet, easy to digest bean and an important source of protein for vegetarian.
Millet is drier than other grains. It's astringency can help bind diarrhea. It is warmer than other grains, stimulating good digestion and agni. Due to astringency, millet may feel like sandpaper if the tissues of the digestive tract are irritated or...
From the poppy family, contains slight traces of narcotics that, like nutmeg, help induce sleep.
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