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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