Thermal nature: neutral.
- Strengthen the heart,
- Sedates the spirit,
- Improves the circulation,
- Purifies the blood,
- Moistens the intestines,
- Promote the menstruation,
- Used with carrots for hormone regulation during menopause,
- Treat liver stagnancy and liver ailments in general, as well as constipations—especially the type resulting the fluid dryness
- Also treat nervousness and congestions of the vascular system,
- A silicon-rich vegetable.
The green contains abundant oxalic acid, and if eat en excessively, inhibit calcium metabolism.