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Soy (Glycine max)



Astringent, diaphoretic, contains estrogen, lowers cholesterol

Areas of application:

Cholesterol, diabetes, rheumatism, hormone fluctuations, osteoporosis, heart disease, lipid metabolism disorders, hardening of the arteries, eye diseases, stomach, makes the skin firmer and more elastic, joint pain, sunstroke, summer flu

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

September to October

To find:

Soybeans come from Asia and are grown in almost every country.


Phytoestrogens, protein, lecithin, fatty oil, vitamins, minerals


More than 5,000 years ago, the soybean was revered as a sacred grain. There are 3000 different varieties. When raw, soy is inedible and is used in many products. Among the many varieties, there are also genetically modified varieties. If you want to buy soy, you should make sure that soy comes from organic farming and is GMO-free.

The diversity of soybeans is impressive. They are available dried, fresh, chopped, sprouted as sprouts, roasted, ground into flour, pressed into oil, fermented into sauces, tempeh, as tofu or meat substitutes. Many people also know it as a seasoning, such as soy sauce.


To keep this in mind, ½ cup of soybeans provides about as much protein as 150g of high-quality meat. The essential amino acids it contains, which our metabolism needs but cannot produce itself. Most soy products are rich in anti-cancer isoflavones.

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