Wood Element

20 January 2020 /

Blood Type: Beneficial Neutral Avoid

Works on Element:

(Foods & Herbs) Alphabetical

Acidic- Alkaline- Neutral- forming

 

Tonifies: Blood, Chi, Fluid, Ching, Yin & Yang

Flavor

Temp.

Organ(s) Yin – Yang Zang         Fu Female-Male

Regulates  5 Elements & Organ(s); Medicinal Properties

A AB O B

Wood

(Beans & Legumes) Tofu

Alkaline

Chi

Sweet

Cool

Liver

Stimulates Chi, Counteracts Dryness, Lubricates, Removes Toxins.

A AB O B

Wood

(Beans & Legumes) Tofu

Alkaline

Chi

Sweet

Cool

Liver

Stimulates Chi, Counteracts Dryness, Lubricates, Removes Toxins.

A O B AB

Wood

(Beans & Legumes) Aduki

Acidic

Blood, Yin-Yang

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Liver

 

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water, Warms (Yang); Contains the full range of (High Quality) Proteins;

B O A AB

Wood

(Beans & Legumes) Lima Bean

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Liver

 

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

A AB

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Shark

Acidic

Blood, Chi, Yin

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Liver

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

A B AB O

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Trout

Alkaline

Blood, Chi, Yin-Yang

Sweet, Salty

Warm

Liver

 

Tonifies Chi, Yang; Regulates Chi, Yin; Promotes Blood Circulation; Counetracts Cold; Warms the Kidneys and Liver; Tonifies the Stomach

A B AB

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Oyster (Shell-fresh)

Acidic

Yin, Blood, Chi

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Liver

Tonifies Liver & Kidneys, Stops Sweating, Astringes Ching Chi, Softens Hardness

A B AB

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Oyster (cooked)

Acidic

Yin, Blood, Chi

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Liver

Tonifies the Blood

A B AB

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Clam (Freshwater)

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Salty

Cold

Liver

 

Counteracts Heat; Detoxifies; Tonifies the Liver; Sharpens Vision

A B AB

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Eel

Acidic

Chi, Yang

Sweet

Warm

Liver

 

Regulates Chi -Yang, Nourishes Liver, Counteracts Damp; treats Bi (Painful Obstruction) Syndrome

A B AB

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Crab

Alkaline

Blood

Salty

Cold

Liver

 

Activates Blood; Cools Heat;  facilitates recovery of dislocations

A B AB O

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Abalone

Acidic

Yin-Yang

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Liver

Eyes

Counteracts Heat, Nourishes Ching Chi; Detoxifies; Sharpens Vision

?

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Cuttlefish

Acidic

Yin, Blood

Salty

Neutral

Liver

Tonifies Liver & Kidney, Tonifies the Blood, sharpens vision

A B AB O

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Mackerel

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water

AB O A B

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Mussel

Acidic

Yang, Chi

Salty

Warm

Liver

Tonifies Chi Yang, Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, treats simple goiter

A B AB O

Wood

(Fish & Seafood) Whitefish

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Flowers) Linden Flower (Lime flower)

Neutral

 

Sweet, Pungent

Cool

Liver

Counteracts Damp, Removes Toxins, Drains Water; Especially the stems are used for liver and gallbladder disorders and cellulitis

?

Wood

(Fruits) Cassio Fruit

?

Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Liver

 

?

Wood

(Fruits) Crabapple

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Liver

Nourishes the Liver, Removes Toxins

?

Wood

(Fruits) Quince

Alkaline

 

Sour

Warm

Liver

Contains fiber, which aids in digestion and helps lower cholesterol.

?

Wood

(Fruits) Blackcurrant

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Liver

 

High in Vitamin C and antioxidants.

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Kumquat

Alkaline

Chi

Pugnent, Sweet, Sour

Warm

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Rosehip

Alkaline

Blood

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Liver

 

Tonifies Liver, Tonifies Blood, Resolves Phlegm, Relieves Fatigue

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Avocado

Alkaline

Yin-Blood

Sweet

Cool

Liver

Nourishes Blood-Chi,Cools Liver Yang; Lowers unhealthy cholesterol and increases health promoting HDL cholesterol.

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Plum (Sour Plum; Ubai & Umeboshi)

Acidic

Yin, Yang

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Liver

Counteracts Dryness, Produces Fluids, Promotes Digestion, Diuretic. Very acidic, but said to have a paradoxical alkalinizing effect on the body, neutralizing fatigue, stimulating the digestion, and promoting the elimination of toxins. Ubai is one of China’s oldest medicines and is still used for a variety of medical purposes such as counteracting nausea, reducing fevers, and controlling coughs.

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Mulberry

Alkaline

Yin, Blood

Sweet

Cold

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Apple

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Galbladder

help to cleanse the galbladder (juice)

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Lemon/Lime

Neutral Alkaline forming when added to water

Yin

Sour

Cold

Liver

Galbladder

Promotes Chi Circulation, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Pineapple

Acidic

Yang

Sweet, Sour

Hot

Liver

Counteracts Heat, Regulates Blood-Chi, Stimulates Bodily Fluids

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Raspberry

Acidic

Yang

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Liver

Nourishes and Regulates Liver, Controls urination, astringes, that is, fortifies Ching Chi

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Grapefruit

Neutral

Chi

Sweet, Sour

Cold

Liver

Galbladder

Counteracts Heat, Promotes Chi Circulation; moves Liver and Gal Bladder Chi- used in Liver and Wood Bladder Cleanses

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Litchi Fruit

Alkaline

Blood,Chi

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Liver

Nourishes the Liver, Stimulates Yang, Chi & Blood tonic, Regulates Chi & Blood, soothes Liver & calms Shen

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Grapes

Alkaline

Blood,

Chi

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Liver

Drains Water

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Blue/ Bilberry

Acidic

 

Sour

Cool

Liver

Galbladder

 One of the best herbs available for the protection of ones eyes health

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Hawthorn Berry

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Liver

Promotes blood circulation,  Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Plum

Acidic

 

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Liver

Counteracts Dryness, Produces Fluids, Promotes Digestion, Diuretic.

A B AB O

Wood

(Fruits) Blackberry

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Liver

High in fiber and vitamin C, fights infections, antioxidant, fights deterioration (of nerves: Alzheimer)

AB O

A B

Wood

(Fruits) Tomato

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cold

Liver

 

?

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Jasmine

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Liver

Counteracts Cold, Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation

?

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Chrysanthemum

Neutral

 

Sweet,

Bitter

Cool

Liver

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm

?

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Chrysanthemum

Neutral

 

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Liver

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

?

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Lemon Balm

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Sour

Cool

Liver

Counteracts Heat, Promotes Chi Circulation

?

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Parslane

Alkaline

 

Sour

Cold

Liver

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Licorice

Neutral

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

Galbladder

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Nettle

Alkaline

Blood, Yin

Sweet, Salty

Cool

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Chamomile

Neutral

 

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Liver

Galbladder

Promotes Chi Circulation; relieves fever by inducing sweating; relieves inflammation, helps to move gall stones

A B AB O

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Chamomile

Neutral

 

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Liver

Promotes Chi Circulation; is a nerve relaxant, acts as a mild sedative.

A B AB O

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Cumin

?

 

Pungent

Warm

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Peppermint

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent

Cool

Liver

A cooling pungent; used to remove invasion of heat (infection) or fever

A B AB O

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Rosemary

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Liver

Counteracts Cold, Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Wood

(Herbs & Spices)  Saffron

Alkaline

 

Pungent

Neutral

Liver

Promotes Chi Circulation

?

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Pine Kernel

?

Yin

Sweet

Warm

Liver

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold

A O B AB

Wood

(Herbs & Spices) Turmeric

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Liver

Promotes blood circulation, Promotes Chi Circulation; excellent for liver stagnation, amazingly anti inflammatory; relieves joint inlammation

A AB B O

Wood

(Meats & Poultry) Liver (Beef)

Acidic

Blood

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Meats & Poultry) Liver (Pork)

 Acidic

Blood

Sweet, Bitter

Warm

Liver

 

A O B AB

Wood

(Meats & Poultry) Liver (Chicken)

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Warm

Liver

Promotes blood circulation

B O AB A

Wood

(Meats & Poultry) Liver (Lamb)

Acidic

Blood

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Liver

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation

A AB O

Wood

(Meats & Poultry) Rabbit

Acidic

Yin,

Chi

Sweet

Cool

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Mushrooms) Fungus (White)

?

Yin

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

 

AB A B O

Wood

(Nuts) Pistachio

Acidic

Yang

Sweet, Sour, Bitter

Neutral

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Oils & Fats) Olive Oil

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

 

A AB B O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Garlic

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent, Salty

Hot

Liver

Counteracts Damp, Resolves Phlegm ,Promotes Chi Circulation; stimulates the immune system by encouraging the growth of natural killer cells

A AB B O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Celery

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Liver

Counteracts Heat; attacks free radicals, increases bile acid secretion; calms the nerves

A AB O B

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Dandelion leaf

?

Yin, Blood

Sweet, Salty, Bitter

Cold

Liver

Galbladder

Removes Toxins, Drains Water; protects the liver

A AB O B

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Dandelion Root

?

 

Sweet, Salty, Bitter

Cold

Liver

Galbladder

Counteracts Heat, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Carrot

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

Promotes Chi Circulation; carotenoid intake may prevent/ may cure cancers; Beta-carotene helps to protect vision, especially night vision An excellent detoxifier, diuretic and stimulant, the carrot is high in phosphorus, silicon, and abundant in vitamins, minerals and enzymes;

extraordinarily rich in the antioxidant beta carotene (vitamin A’s precursor).

A B AB O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Elderflower

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Cool

Liver

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Drains Water;  Used as a herbal medicine against infections like: herpes simplex, ear infections, common cold; boosts the immune system

A B AB O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Leek

Alkaline

Yin, Yang

Pungent

Warm

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Radish (Daikon or Muli)

Acidic

Yin Chi

Sweet, Pungent

Cool

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

 

(Roots & Vegetables) Broccoli

Alkaline

Yin

Pungent, Bitter

Cool

Liver

Galbladder

Contains anti-cancer substances sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol and special anti cancer enzymes.

A B AB O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Chive (Chinese)

Alkaline

Kidney Yin

Pungent

Warm

Liver

Warming; has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, may inhibit bacterial growth and tumors.

A O B AB

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Radish

Acidic

 

Sweet, Pungent

 

Cool

 

Liver

Galbladder

moves stagnant liver chi, promotes gall stone removal

A O B AB

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Chicory

Acidic

 

Bitter

Cool

Liver

Galbladder

Contains inulin, which is a natural |prebiotic; and regulates blood sugar levels; cleanses liver and gallbladder

B AB A O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Cauliflower

?

 

 

Cool

Liver

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,  promotes liver detoxification

A O B AB

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables)  Artichoke (real)

Alkaline

Yin-Blood

Sweet, Salty, Bitter

Cool

Liver

Galbladder

Promotes Chi Circulation, Cools Liver Heat (Yang Rising); improves digestion, liver function, and helps lower high ldl cholesterol levels

B AB O A

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables)  Aubergine (Egg Plant)

Acidic

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Cool

Liver

Promotes Blood Circulation, Cools Heat, Regulates Blood-Chi;  Protects the fats in brain cell membranes

B AB A O

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables) Beet

Alkaline

Blood

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

cleansing and detoxifying

A B AB O

Wood

(Salts) Salt

Acidic

 

Salty

Cold

Liver

 

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Seaweed) Agar

Neutral

Blood, Chi

Sweet

Cold

Liver

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

A B AB

Wood

(Seaweed) Kelp

?

Yin, Blood

Salty

Cold

Liver

 

O A B AB

Wood

(Seaweed) Algae

Neutral

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Salty

Cold

Liver

Galbladder

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

?

Wood

(Seeds & Grains) Linseed

?

 

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

Galbladder

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

A AB O B

Wood

(Seeds & Grains) Rye

Alkaline

 

Bitter

Neutral

Liver

Galbladder

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water

A B AB O

Wood

(Seeds & Grains) Chive Seed

Alkaline

Yang

Pungent, Salty

Warm

Liver

Counteracts Cold

A O B AB

Wood

(Seeds & Grains) Sesame (Black)

Alkaline

Yin, Blood

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

 

A O B AB

Wood

(Seeds & Grains) Fenugreek Seed

?

Yang

Bitter

Warm

Liver

Promotes Chi Circulation, Drains Water

A O B AB

Wood

(Seeds & Grains) Flax

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

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

A B O AB

Wood

(Seeds & Grains) Anise (Star)

?

Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Liver

 

Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Wood

(Supplements) Royal Jelly

?

Yin Chi, Ching

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

builds ching chi; highly nourishing

A B AB O

Wood

(Supplements) Cod Liver Oil

 

Acidic

Yin

 

 

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Supplements) Bee Pollen

?

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Pungent, Salty, Sour, Bitter

Neutral

Liver

Galbladder

An immune system booster, also contains many vitamins and a wide array of essential proteins.

A B AB O

Wood

(Supplements) Dang Kwei

?

Blood

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Sweeteners) Molasses

Acidic

Blood, Chi

Sweet

Warm

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Sweeteners) Brown Sugar

Acidic

 

Sweet

Warm

Liver

 

A B AB O

Wood

(Yeast & Alcohol) Wine

Acidic

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Liver

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

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