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According to the Nei Jing Taste is...
Yin
According to the Nei Jing Temperature is...
Yang
Hot
Re
Cold
Han
Warm
Wen
Cool
Liang
Neutral
Ping
Sweet
Gan
Pungent/Acrid
Xin
Salty
Xian
Sour
Suan
Bitter
Ku
Bland/Neutral
Dan
Aromatic
Xiang
Astringent
Se
Tonifies deficiency - Harmonizes - Sometimes moistens - Soothe acute disease - Regulate medicines
Sweet
Disperses and moves - dispels pathogenic factors from body - promotes normal flow of qi - stimulates blood circulation
Pungent/Acrid
Purges - softens hard masses - resolves lumps - relieves constipation thru purgation
Salty
Astringes - prevents leakage of fluids and energy - contracts
Sour
Drains and drys - puts down the upward abnormal flow of Qi by purgation - drys damp - dispels heat
Bitter
Leeches out dampness - promotes urination (diuresis)
Bland/Neutral
More of a temp. characteristic - ability to penetrate turbidity and revive a particular fx.
Aromatic
Ability to prevent leakage of fluids - more of a taste characteristic
Astringent
Saltiness travels in the...

And enters the...
Blood

Kidney
Bitterness travels in the...

And enters the...
Bones

Heart
Sweetness travels in the...

And enters the...
Flesh

Spleen
Acridity/Pungency travels in the...

And enters the...
Qi

Lung
Sourness travels in the...

And enters the...
Sinews

Liver
Name the directions...
Ascending - Descending - Neutral

Contracting - Dispersing - Neutral