Fruits and vegetables often physically resemble the organs they benefit
Sandi Cornez's insight:
Interesting information relating to the Doctrines of Signatures, an herbalist philosophy which states that fruits and vegetables share aesthetic propertiies or "signatures" with the organ they benefit.
The kidney bean resembles a kidney in shape and color plus helps to maintain kidney functioning when regularly eaten.
Walnuts are shaped like our brains with two hemispheres and it benefits the brain. Walnuts are the only nut that contains large amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to prevent cognitive decline.
Bunched grapes closely resemble the branches of alveoli that comprise our lungs and allow oxygen to pass from the lungs into the bloodstream. Grapes are proven to reduce the risk of lung cancer and the chemical proanthocyanidin , found in grape seeds can minize the risk of allergy related asthma.
Tomatoes – the the human heart, tomatoes are red and usually contain four chambers when sliced. They are loaded with lycopene, a plant chemical that helps prevent coronary heart disease and which neutralizes the harmful effect of LDL cholesterol. Also tomatoes are rich in folate, which aids the production of oxygen carrying red blood cells. The very cells that the heart pumps around the body.
A sliced carrot resembles the human eye, even down to the complex pattern of the iris. Carrots are extremely rich in beta-carotene, a plant chemical that minimizes the chance of contracting cataracts and developing age-related macular degeneration, affecting people in their later years.
The womb shaped avocado takes approximately nine months to grown from blossom to ripened fruit.and contains a large seed (baby) in its center. Eating avocados helps to stabilize female hormones, remove excess birth weight, and prevent cervical cancer.
If avocados were designed for female health, then the testicle shaped figs were certainly designed for male health. These sweet fruits hang in pairs, are protected by a delicate skin and when sliced reveal thousands of stringy white seeds. Figs are known to increae sperm count and sperm mobility and can help men overcome sterility.
Celery sticks contain identical amounts of sodium (23%) to the bones they resemble. Like calcium, celery also contains in high amounts – sodium is essential for healthy bones.
A piece of ginger looks a lot like the stomach that it helps settle.
Sweet potatoes closely resemble the pancreas and help to stabilize blood sugar levels of diabetics.
Humans have a symbiotic relationship with nature.