A Versatile Plant for Well-being

Taro is a root vegetable recognized for its application in Chinese medicine practices. This wholesome plant has properties known to provide comfort for various conditions.


  • Nature: Neutral
  • Taste: Sweet and pungent, glossy
  • Affected Organs: Stomach and large intestine


Taro has been used for centuries to assist with:

  • Tuberculosis of the lymph nodes
  • Scrofula
  • External application to ease inflammation, swelling, and pain

Preparation and Usage

Using taro is simple and can be incorporated into your daily routine. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  • Peel: Start with about 30 fresh taros (roots), and peel them.
  • Cut and Fry: Cut the peeled taros into pieces and fry them in vegetable oil.
  • Dry: Dry the fried taro pieces in the sun.
  • Grind: Grind the dried taro into a powder.
  • Consume: Take a spoonful of the powder (equivalent to a small bag of chips) dissolved in warm water, twice a day, to assist with scrofula.

Taro offers a unique blend of flavors and characteristics that make it a valuable addition to traditional Chinese medicine practices. The preparation is simple, and the consumption is manageable, making it accessible to anyone seeking alternative approaches to well-being.

Always consult with a professional familiar with Chinese medicine for personalized recommendations and guidance, as this article is meant for informational purposes only.

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