Dietary Tips for Chapped Lips

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

According to Chinese medical theory, seasonal or chronic dry cracking lips are typically related to a root cause associated with digestion. The health of the spleen organ (which is more akin to the pancreas in western medicine) is reflected on the lips. Red and dry lips can be a sign of heat in the digestive system, whereas pink or paler chapped lips is commonly related to a depletion of blood or body fluids. The following is a list of foods that help moisten and support the Spleen to address chapped lips.


  • Apricots
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Tangerine


  • Buckwheat
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Rice


  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Eggs
  • Pork


  • Cottage Cheese
  • Sour cream

Seeds, Nuts, and Fats

  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Pistachios
  • Peanuts, peanut oil and peanut butter
  • Sesame Oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • White sesame seeds

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