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Acrid
Moves Qi and blood
Acrid
breaks up accumulations
Acrid
Upbears (Yang)
Acrid, Sweet
Used for exterior disorders and obstruction of qi and blood.
Acrid
Supplements and augments or boosts
Sweet
Harmonizes the middle
Sweet
Relieves pain and spasms
Sweet
Generates fluids
Sweet
Used for various deficient conditions.
Sweet
Relieves pain and spasms.
Sweet
Generates Fluids
Sweet
Used for various deficient conditions.
Sweet
Astringes
Sour
Prevents Loss of Qi and fluids
Sour
Secures astriction (bind or constrain)and stops perspiration
Sour
Used for vacuity perspiration
Sour
Vacuity diarrhea
Sour
"Puckering Effect"
Downbearing
Sour, Bitter, Salty
Draining
Bitter
Drying
Bitter
Opens Channels
Bitter
harmonizing
Bitter
Draining, drying, descending (not necessarily all three)
Bitter
Used for bound stool due to binding of heat.
Bitter
Damp Conditions
Bitter
Softens accumulations
Salty
Purges (LI)
Salty
Laxative
Salty
Similar usage to the sour flavor
Astringent
Stores or retains essence
Astringent
Stops diarrhea
Astringent
Stops hemorrhage
Astringent
Puckers but doesn't taste sour.
Astringent
Disencumbers (unburden) the spleen and transforms dampness.
Aromatic
Opens the orifices (not really a taste)
Aromatic
Disinhibits (not hold back) dampness
Bland
Percolates dampness (urethra)
Bland
Used for edema
Bland
Removes dampness through urination.
Bland
Both disperse but one breaks down bigger things.
Acrid and aromatic. Aromatic breaks down bigger things.
Used to stop something from leaking. (If it belongs and you need to keep it.)
Sour
Pungeant and Spicy =
Acrid
Licorice =
Sweet
Lung likes:
Acrid
Spleen likes:
Sweet
Liver likes:
Sour
Heart likes:
Bitter
Kidney likes:
Salty