Chinese Cabbage


Chinese Cabbage in TCM:

Explore the properties of Chinese Cabbage according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, LI, ST

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, resolves water accumulations

The scientific name for Chinese cabbage is Brassica rapa. Napa cabbage, the most common variety, is the subspecies pekinensis. The name is most likely derived from the Japanese word nappa—meaning leafy green—rather than a location, which is why it's not capitalized.

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Chinese Cabbage is known for its ability to clear heat. It also helps to resolve dampness and regulate water circulation.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the lung, stomach, and large intestine. Furthermore Chinese Cabbage is considered to be cool in temperature. The flavor is sweet.