Metal Element

Metal Element

Blood

Type:

Beneficial

Neutral

Avoid

Works on

Ele-

ment:

(Foods & Herbs)

Alphabetical

Acidic-

Alkaline-

Neutral-

forming

Tonifies:

Blood, Chi,

Fluid, Ching,

Yin & Yang

Flavor

Temp.

Organ(s)

Yin – Yang

Zang
Fu

Regulates  5 Elements & Organ(s);

Medicinal
Properties

A B AB

Metal

(Beans & Legumes)

Pea

Alkaline

Blood,
Chi

Sweet

Neutral

 

Large

 

Intestine

Regulates Blood and Chi, Balances Chi,
Balances Earth YIn-Yang, Brings down rebelling Chi; Induces Bowel movement

A B AB O

Metal

(Beans & Legumes)

Soy Bean

Alkaline

Blood
Chi

Sweet

Cool

 

Large

 

Intestine

Regulates Blood-Chi, Counteracts Heat, Counteracts Dry,
Eliminates Wind;

High in Fiber,  May prevent Colon Cancer;

A O

B AB

Metal

(Beans & Legumes)

Mung Bean

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cold

 

Large

 

Intestine

Detoxifies, Clears Heat, Diuretic;  high source of
fiber, high concentration of enzymes facilitating the digestive process

B O

A AB

Metal

(Beans & Legumes)

Lima Bean

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

 

High
in fiber; provides virtually fat-free high quality protein; helps detoxify
sulfites; high in Antioxidants, Iron

B

A AB O

Metal

(Beverages)

Tea
(Black)

Acidic

 

Sweet,
Bitter

 

Cool

 

Lungs

Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins, Drains Water, Promotes
Chi Circulation

A B AB

O

Metal

(Dairy & Eggs)

Milk
(Goat)

Cooked/Uncooked

Acidic/

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

 

Reguates Blood-Chi, Nourishes Yin, Counteracts Heat, Moistens
Intestine, Skin, Feeds the Lungs, Stomach and Heart, Eliminates Toxins,
Nourishes Ching Chi.

A B AB O

Metal

(Dairy & Eggs)

Duck
Eggs

Acidic

Yin,
Blood

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

 

Nourishes
Blood Yin,

Cools
the lungs

A B AB O

Metal

(Dairy & Eggs)

-White
Chicken

Acidic

Yin,
Blood

Sweet

 

Neutral

 

Lungs

 

Counteracts
Heat, Moistens the Lungs

B

A AB O

Metal

(Dairy & Eggs)

Milk
(Cow)

Cooked/Uncooked

Acidic/

Neutral

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

 

Reguates Blood-Chi, Counteracts Heat, Moistens Intestine, Skin,
Feeds the Lungs, Stomach and Heart, Eliminates Toxins, Nourishes Ching Chi.

A AB

Metal

(Fish & Seafood)

Shark

Acidic

Blood,
Chi, Yin

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Lungs

Tonifies
Chi, Blood, & Yin lubricates dryness, reduces swelling, tonifies the 5
Zang Organs

B AB

A O

Metal

(Fish & Seafood)

Caviar
(Sturgeon)

Acidic

Chi

Sweet, Pungent, Salty, Sour, Bitter

Neutral

Lungs

Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB

O

Metal

(Fish & Seafood) Whitefish

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

 

?

Metal

(Flowers)

Lily
flowers

Neutral

Yin-Yang

Sweet,
Sour

Cool

Lungs

Moistens
lungs and calms cough;  soothes nerves and promotes a calming sense.

A B AB O

Metal

(Flowers)

Linden Flower

(Lime
flower)

Neutral

 

Pungent,
Sweet

Cool

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Promotes Chi Circulation; helps
heal colds, cough, bronchitis, infectious disease and headache;  the
leaves ar used for intestinal complaints;

?

Metal

(Fruits)

Mandarin
Orange

Acidic

Yin

Sweet,
Sour

 

Cold

 

Lungs

 

?

Metal

(Fruits)

Mandarin
Orange Peel (dried)

Acidic

Chi

Pungent,

Bitter

Warm

Lungs

 

?

Metal

(Fruits)

Crabapple

Alkaline

 

Sweet,
Sour

Cold

 

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Nourishes the Lung, Relieves diarrhoea.

A

B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Apricot

Alkaline

Yin-Blood

Sweet,
Sour

Neutral

Lungs

 

Stimulates
Moisture, Regulates the Lungs; Good for the Skin

A
O

B AB

Metal

(Fruits)

Persimmon

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

 

Cold

 

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat; Very rich in fiber and antioxidants; Reduces the risk of
developing precancerous colon polyps in women

A AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Pear

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet,
Sour

Cool

Lungs

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm

A AB O

B

Metal

(Fruits)

Olive

Acidic

 

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Lungs

Removes Toxins

A B

AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Blue/
Bilberry

Acidic

 

Sour

 

Cold

 

Lungs

Counteracts damp, Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins;

anti-inflammatory, antioxidant;

A B AB

O

Metal

(Fruits)

 Rosehip

Alkaline

Blood

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Lungs

Tonifies Lung, Counteracts Cold, Resolves Phlegm, Relieves
Fatigue

A B AB

O

Metal

(Fruits)

Strawberry

Acidic

 

Sweet,
Sour

 

Cool

 

Lungs

Lubricates the Lungs and Relieves Cough;

has anti cancer properties

A B AB

O

Metal

(Fruits)

Kumquat

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Sweet, Sour

Warm

Lungs

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Avocado

Alkaline

Yin-Blood

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water, Nourishes
Blood-Chi; improves immune response.

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Date
(Chinese; red or black Jujube)

Acidic

Yin,
Blood

 

Sweet

 

Neutral

 

Lungs

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Mulberry

Alkaline

Yin,
Blood

Sweet

 

Cold

 

Lungs

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Lemon/Lime

Neutral

Yin

Sour

Cold

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation,
Counteracts Heat, Promotes Chi Circulation, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Squash
(gourd, all kinds)

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Apple
(gold)

Alkaline

 

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Lungs

Counteracts Heat, Regulates the Lungs,  helps prevent
the free radical damage, anti-inflammatory

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Apple
(red/green)

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Lungs

 

Counteracts
Heat, helps prevent the free radical damage, anti-inflammatory

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Date

Acidic

Chi,
Blood

Sweet

Warm

Lungs

warm, sweet, Sp & St, Chi & Blood tonic, produces
fluids, detoxifies,

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Grapefruit

Neutral

Chi

Sweet, Sour

Cold

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Promotes
Chi Circulation; helps maintain  the health of intestines, helps cure
dysentery, diarrhoea, enteritis, typhus and other infective diseases of the
digestive tract.

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Fig
(fresh) Fig (dried)

Acidic

Blood,
Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat,Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Grapes

Alkaline

Blood,
Chi

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Lungs

Drains Water

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Cranberry

Acidic

 

Sweet, Sour

Cold

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat;
lowers cholesterol

A B AB O

Metal

(Fruits)

Peach

Acidic

 

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation,
Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation

B AB

A O

Metal

(Fruits)

Plantain
Banana
fruit

Acidic

Yin

Sweet

Cold

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm;

Beneficial
for intestinal disorders, constipation, arthritis, gout, anemia, allergies,
kidney stones, tuberculosis and urinary disorders.

B AB

A O

Metal

(Fruits)

 Tamarind

?

 

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

 

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat; rich in Calcium

B AB

A O

Metal

(Fruits)

Tangerine

Acidic

 

Sweet,
Sour

 

Cool

 

Lungs

Promotes Chi Circulation

B AB O

A

Metal

(Fruits)

 Papaya

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Bitter

Neutral

Lungs

Counteracts Damp, relieves infection (Asthma)

B O

A AB

Metal

(Fruits)

Banana

Acidic

Yin

Sweet

 

Cold

 

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins; Regulates
Bowel Movement

?

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Pine
Kernel

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Warm

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold

?

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Chrysanthemum

Neutral

 

Sweet,
Bitter

Cool

Lungs

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm

?

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Chrysanthemum

Neutral

 

Sweet,
Bitter

Cool

Lungs

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Good for fever, cools
Liver Yang

?

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Lemon
Balm

Alkaline

 

Pungent,
Sour

Cool

Lungs

 

?

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

 Parslane

Alkaline

 

Sour

Cold

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation,
Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

A AB O

B

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Cinnamon
Bark

Alkaline

Yang

Pungent, Bitter

Hot

Lungs

Counteracts Cold, Counteracts Damp, Promotes Chi
Circulation

A AB O

B

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Cinnamon
Twig

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Lungs

Counteracts Cold, Counteracts Damp, Promotes Chi
Circulation; Drains Water

A B AB

O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Nutmeg

Alkaline

Yang

Pungent

Warm

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation,
Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB

O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

 Oregano

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Lungs

Removes Damp, kills pathogens

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Pepper
(Black)

Acidic

Yin,
Yang, Chi

Sweet, Pungent

Hot

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Cold, Counteracts Damp,
Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Pepper
(White)

Acidic

Yin,
Yang, Chi

Pungent, Bitter

Hot

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Ginseng
(American)

?

Yin
Chi

Sweet, Bitter

Neutral

Lungs

May cure pulmonary complaints; strengthens immune
response; alleviates allergy;

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Aloe
Vera

Alkaline

Yin

Bitter

Neutral

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Heals the Skin; Helps to Regenerate Tissue;
Cleanses the Mucous Membrane

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Marjoram

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet,
Pungent, Bitter

Cool

Lungs

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Basil

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Lungs

Resolves Phlegm, Counteracts Cold, Detoxifies; DNA Protection,
Anti-Bacterial Properties; Anti-Inflammatory
Effects; protects from free radicals; Very helpful with asthma

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Ginger

?

Yang

Pungent

Hot

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts
Cold; contains
several antioxidants;  fights cancer;
antimicrobial (wounds and sores) anti-inflammation; cleanses the colon;

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Ginseng
(Chinese)

?

Chi

Sweet

Warm

Lungs

May cure pulmonary complaints; strengthens immune
response; alleviates allergy,

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Licorice

Neutral

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes
Toxins

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Mustard
Green

?

Blood,
Chi

Pungent

Cool

Lungs

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Chamomile

Neutral

 

Sweet,
Bitter

Cool

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Boosts the immune system and fights
infections, especially colds

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Coriander
Leaf

?

 

Pungent

Warm

Lungs

Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Mustard

?

 

Pungent

Hot

Lungs

Resolves Phlegm,Promotes Chi Circulation;

a hot pungent; clears colds and invasions of cold wind

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Mustard
Leaf

?

 

Pungent

Warm

Lungs

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold, Resolves
Phlegm

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Peppermint

Alkaline

 

Sweet,
Pungent

Cool

Lungs

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation,

B O

A AB

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)

Cayenne

Alkaline

Yang

Pungent

Hot

Lungs

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi
Circulation

A O

B AB

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  (Roots)
Horseradish

?

Yang

Pungent

Hot

Lungs

Counteracts Damp,P Promotes Chi Circulation, Drains Water

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  Cardamom

?

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Lungs

 

Expectorant;

Improves circulation; good for asthma and bronchitis)

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  Rosemary

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Lungs

Counteracts Cold, Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  

Sage

Alkaline

 

Pungent

Warm

Lungs

 

 

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Herbs & Spices)  Thyme

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Lungs

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation

A AB

B O

Metal

(Meats & Poultry)

Beef

Acidic

Yin,
Blood, Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

 

A B AB

O

Metal

(Meats & Poultry)

Goose

Acidic

Yin,
Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

 

A B AB

O

Metal

(Meats & Poultry)

Duck

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

 

Neutral

 

Lungs

 

A B AB

O

Metal

(Meats & Poultry)

Frog

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

 

A B AB

O

Metal

(Meats & Poultry)

Quail

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat

B

A AB O

Metal

(Meats & Poultry) Rabbit

Acidic

Yin,
Chi

Sweet

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

 

A B AB

O

Metal

(Mushrooms)

Fungus
(White)

?

Yin

Sweet

 

Neutral

 

Lungs

 

A B AB

O

Metal

(Mushrooms)

Mushroom
(Button)

Acidic

Blood,
Chi

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation, Removes
Toxins

A B O

AB

Metal

(Mushrooms)

Fungus
(Black)

Acidic

Blood
Yin Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

 

A AB

B O

Metal

(Nuts)

Peanut

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

 

A AB O

B

Metal

(Nuts)

Walnut

Acidic

Yin,Yang,Chi

Sweet

Warm

Lungs

Counteracts Cold, Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Metal

(Nuts)

Water
Chestnut

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

 

Cold

 

Lungs

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Metal

(Nuts)

 (Almonds
(soaked))

Neutral

Balances
Yang

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Resolves Phlegm, Relaxes chest muscles, May prevent
Colon Cancer

O

A B AB

Metal

(Nuts)

Carob

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Large

 

Intestine

good for diarrhea

A AB

B O

Metal

(Oils &Fats)

Peanut
Oil

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

 

A AB

B O

Metal

(Oils &Fats)

Soya
Oil

?

 

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation,
Counteracts Cold

 

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cantaloupe

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cold

 

Lungs

Pro-vitamin A Promotes Lung Health

A AB

B O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Garlic

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent, Salty

Hot

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp; Promotes Chi Circulation; may prevent
development of cancers of the colon.

A B

AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Carrot

Alkaline

 

Sweet

 

Neutral

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes Chi Circulation Contains a large
amount of vitamin A, which protects from lung inflammation and emphysema,
Contaisn Falcarinol, which provides protection against colon cancer;

carotenoid intake may prevent/ may cure cancers;

A B AB

O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Taro
Root

Neutral

Blood,
Chi

Sweet, Pungent

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

promotes digestive fire; cleansing
and cooling

A B AB

O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cucumber

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

 

A B AB

O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Kale

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Bitter

Warm

Lungs

 

A B AB

O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Lettuce

Neutral

 

 

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat,
Drains Water

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Bitter
gourd (Wild Cucumber, Bitter Melon)

Alkaline

Yin

Bitter

Cool

Lungs

Moistens the Lungs, may cure dry coughs, bronchitis, and
throat problems; Over dosage of bitter melon juice can cause abdominal
pain and diarrhea.

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Leek

Alkaline

Yang,
Chi

Pungent

Warm

Lungs

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

 Radish
(Daikon or Muli)

Acidic

Yang
Chi

Pungent,
Sweet

Cool

Lungs

 

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Watercress

Alkaline

Blood

Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation,
Removes Toxins, Drains Water

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cabbage
(Chinese; Pak Choy)

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp Counteracts Heat,
Drains Water; helps prevent cancer, protects against cataracts and fights
free radicals in your body.

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

 Rhubarb

Acidic

 

Bitter

Cold

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation,
Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Scallion

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts
Cold, Counteracts Damp; (High in Vitamin K, may or may nor influence the
risk of Cancer)

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Parsnip

?

 

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Lungs

carbohydrate in parsnips is stored in the form of natural
sugars

A O

B AB

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Onion

Alkaline

Blood,
Chi

Pungent

Warm

Lungs

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold, Counteracts
Damp, Removes Toxins

A O

B AB

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Spinach

Alkaline

Blood

Sweet

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

 

A O

AB B

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Pumpkin

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

Counteracts Damp;

A O

B AB

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

 Radish

Acidic

 

Sweet,
Pungent

 

Cool

 

Lungs

Counteracts damp, Promotes Chi Circulation, Removes Toxins

A O

B AB

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Spring
Onion

?

 

Pungent

Warm

Lungs

 

A O

B AB

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Swiss
Chard

Neutral

 

Sweet

 

Cool

 

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins;

Very high in potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C,
Chlorophyll

B AB

A O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cauliflower

?

 

 

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat; High in
Antioxidants, counteracts free radicals, may prevent damage to DNA;
phytonutrients  increase production of enzymes involved in
detoxification on a genetic level, may prevent colon cancer

B AB O

A

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Potato
(Sweet, Yam)

Alkaline

Blood,
Chi

 

Sweet

 

Cool

 

Lungs

 

B AB O

A

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cabbage

Acidic

 

Sweet, Pungent

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat

B AB O A

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)

Eggplant

Acidic

See Aubergine

 

 

 

B AB O A

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)  Aubergine
(Egg Plant)

Acidic

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Cool

 

Large

 

Intestine

Promotes Blood Circulation, Cools Heat,
Regulates Blood-Chi;  Counteracts Dry;

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables)  Bamboo
Shoot

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

 

Cold

 

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Removes Phlegm, Regulates
Yin;  top alkaline food, contains a lot of fiber

A B AB O

Metal

(Roots & Vegetables) Asparagus

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

 

Cold

Lungs

 

Counteracts
damp, Counteracts Heat

A B AB O

Metal

(Salts)

Salt

Acidic

 

Salty

Cold

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm,
Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Metal

(Seaweed)

Agar

Neutral

Blood,
Chi

Sweet

Cold

Lungs

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Heat, Resolves
Phlegm, Clears the Lungs; rich
in iodine and trace elements.

O

A B AB

Metal

(Seaweed)

Algae

Neutral

Blood,
Chi

Sweet,
Salty

Cold

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes
Toxins; (Chlorophyll)

O

A B AB ?

Metal

(Seaweed)

Seaweed
Nori (Dry)

?

 

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Lungs

 

?

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

Job’s
Tears

?

Blood,
Chi

Sweet

Cool

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat, Drains
Water; counteracts
diarrhea, anti infection, antioxidant, protects DNA

?

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

Linseed

?

 

Sweet

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

moistens dryness; builds yin; good
for dry skin and dry lung conditions; the oil can benefit wood as it promotes
breakdown of gallstones

A

B AB O

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

Sorghum

?

 

Sweet

Warm

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Cold, Counteracts Damp

A AB

O B

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

Amaranth

Neutral

Yin-Yang

Sweet,
Nutty

Cool

Lungs

 

Resolves
Phlegm, Counteracts damp (practically
gluten-free)
Rich in Essential Amino Acids

A B O

AB

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

Seeds
(Aniseed)

Neutral

Yin-Yang

Pungent,
Sweet

Warm

Lungs

Counteracts damp, Promotes Chi Circulation; Relaxes tight
chest, Solves Phlegm; May cure bronchitis

A O

B AB

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

Buckwheat

Acidic

Blood,
Chi

Sweet

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

High in insoluble fiber,  promotes digestion

A O

B AB

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

LInseed
(Flax)

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

Nature’s richest source of Omega3-3
fatty acids, reduces heart disease, strokes, and inflammatory diseases

A O

B AB

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

Pumpkin
Seed

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Bitter

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

Purifies Large Intestine; Contains magnesium,
manganese
and phosphor, iron
& copper, zinc

AB

A B O

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

Wheat
(Bran)

Acidic

Blood,
Chi

Sweet

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

 

AB

A B O

Metal

(Seeds & Grains)

 Rice
(Glutinous Sweet Rice)

?

 

Sweet

Warm

Lungs

 

A AB O

B

Metal

(Soy Products)

Soya
Milk

Alkaline

Blood

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

Resolves Phlegm

A AB

B O

Metal

(Sprouts)

Alfalfa

Alkaline

Yin-Blood

Salty, Bitter

Neutral

 

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Removes Toxins, Drains Water,
Regulates the Intestine

A B AB O

Metal

(Sprouts)

Soybean

Alkaline

Blood,
Chi

Sweet

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

Regulates Blood-Chi, Counteracts
Heat, Counteracts Dry, Eliminates Wind;

High in Fiber,  May prevent Colon Cancer;

A B AB O

Metal

(Starches)

Arrowroot

?

 

Sweet

Cool

Large

 

Intestine

Counteracts Heat

A B AB O

Metal

(Supplements)

Bee
Pollen

?

Blood,
Chi

Sweet, Pungent, Salty, Sour, Bitter

Neutral

Lungs

Large

 

Intestine

Stimulates all organs in the body as well
as the glands.  It may contribute to a longer life span.

A

B AB O

Metal

(Sweeteners)

Malt
Sugar

Acidic

 

Sweet

Warm

Lungs

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold

A B AB O

Metal

(Sweeteners)

Honey

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

Lungs

Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Metal

(Sweeteners)

Honey

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

Large

 

Intestine

Removes Toxins

A

B AB O

Metal

(Yeast & Alcohol)

Wine

Acidic

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Lungs

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold. Promotes Chi
Circulation; avoid if dampness or candida is present

?

Metal

(Yeast & Alcohol) Amasake

?

Blood

Sweet

Warm

Lungs

 

Nourishing Natural Sweetener, For No- Yeast-Diet, Contains some
Alcohol

 

 

 

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