Foods beneficial for the Earth 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 AB

B O

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Lentil

Alkaline

Yin, Blood

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water;

 high fiber content, may prevent blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal,

A AB

O B

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Tofu

Alkaline

Chi

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Stimulates Chi, Counteracts Dryness, Lubricates, Removes Toxins.

A AB

O B

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Tofu

Alkaline

Chi

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Stimulates Chi, Counteracts Dryness, Lubricates, Removes Toxins.

A AB O

B

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Broad Bean

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Tonifies the Spleen; Contains a lot of  Amygdalin (Vitamin B17), which is renowned for its Cancer inhibiting properties; Contains L-dopa, may be useful to Parkinsonís disease patients, high in Antioxidiants

A B AB

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Pea

Alkaline

Blood, Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Regulates Blood and Chi, Balances Chi, Balances Earth YIn-Yang, Brings down rebelling Chi; High in Fiber, Vitamin C

A B AB O

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Soy Bean

Alkaline

Blood,

Yin-Yang, Ching Chi

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Strengthens the Spleen-Yin, Stimulates Digestion;

Contains complete proteins, carbohydrates and saturated fats; ; high source of fiber

A O

B AB

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Mung Bean

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Detoxifies, Clears Heat, Diuretic;  high source of fiber, high concentration of enzymes facilitating the digestive process; may prevent blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly (diabetes) is rich in antioxidants

A O

B AB

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Aduki

Acidic

Blood,

Yin-Yang, Ching Chi

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water,

Warms (Yang), Detoxifies, Regulates Spleen Yin.

O

A B AB

Earth

(Beans & Legumes)

Chickpea

Acidic

Yin

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Strengthens the Spleen-Yin;

High fiber content, may prevent blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, provide virtually fat-free high quality protein.

A

B AB O

Earth

(Beans & Legumes) Green/

String Bean

Alkaline

Chi, Blood, Yin

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Regulates Blood-Chi, Strengthens the Spleen/ Yin;

May prevent cancer; Anti-Inflammatory;

A B AB O

Earth

(Beverages)

Tea (Green)

Acidic

 

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Nourishes Spleen Chi, Nourishes Yin, Lessens Hunger Feeling

A B AB

O

Earth

(Dairy & Eggs)

Milk (Goat)

Cooked/Uncooked

Acidic/

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Neutral

 

Stomach

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

Earth

(Dairy & Eggs)

Chicken Eggs

Acidic

Yin, Blood

Sweet

Warm

 

Stomach

Nourishes Blood, Yin

A B AB O

Earth

(Dairy & Eggs)

Duck Eggs

Acidic

Yin

Sweet

Cool

 

Stomach

Cooling, Nourishes Blood, Yin

B

A AB O

Earth

(Dairy & Eggs)

Milk (Cow)

Cooked/Uncooked

Acidic/

Neutral

Yin

Sweet

Neutral

 

Stomach

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

B AB

A O

Earth

(Dairy & Eggs)

Cheese (Cow Milk)

Acidic

Yin

Salty, Sweet, Pungent

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Regulates Chi, Promotes Chi Circulation, Strengthens Yin, Moistens the Lungs

B AB

A O

Earth

(Dairy & Eggs)

Cheese (Sheep Milk)

Acidic

Yin

Salty, Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Stimulates Chi, Promotes Chi Circulation, Strengthens Yin, Nourishes (Warms)  Earth Yin-Yang

B AB

A O

Earth

(Dairy & Eggs)

Cheese (Goat Milk)

Neutral

Yin

Salty, Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Stimulates Chi, Promotes Chi Circulation, Strengthens Yin, Nourishes (Warms)  Earth Yin-Yang

A AB

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Shark

Acidic

Blood, Chi, Yin

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

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

A B AB O

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Trout

Alkaline

Blood, Chi, Yin-Yang

Sweet, Salty

Warm

 

Stomach

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

A B AB O

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Salmon (Smoked)

Acidic

Blood, Chi, Yang

Sweet, Salty,

PUNGENT????

Warming

 

 

Tonifies Chi, Blood & Yang;

A B AB O

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Salmon (Sea)

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

 

 

 

A O

B AB

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Carp

Acidic

Blood,Chi

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Tonifies Blood & Chi; Drains Water; Grounds the Chi; Tonifies Spleen and Stomach; Transforms Chi into Milk

A O

B AB

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Salmon (Raised)

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

 

 

 

O

A B AB

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Clam (Saltwater)

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Salty

Cold

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm; Promotes Water Passage, Softens Hardness

O

A B AB

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Eel

Acidic

Chi, Yang

Sweet

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Regulates Chi -Yang, Counteracts Damp, Nourishes the Spleen

O

A B AB

Earth

(Fish & Seafood)

Crab

Alkaline

Blood

Salty

Cold

Stomach

Activates Blood; Cools Heat;  facilitates recovery of dislocations

B AB O

A

Earth

(Fish & Seafood) Herring (Fresh)

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Removes Toxins

B

A AB O

Earth

(Fish & Seafood) Herring (Pickled)

Acidic

Chi

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Lung

Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Earth

(Fish & Seafood) Mackerel

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

 

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water

A B AB O

Earth

 (Fish & Seafood) Sardine

Acidic

 

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Drains Water

A B AB O

Earth

 (Fish & Seafood) Sardine

Acidic

 

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

 

Stomach

Drains Water

A B AB

O

Earth

(Fish & Seafood) Whitefish

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

A B AB

O

Earth

(Fish & Seafood) Whitefish

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

 

Stomach

 

?

Earth

(Flowers)

Lotus Root

?

Blood Yin Chi

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Warming;

 aids digestion; energizes the spleen; the buttons are especially used as a stomach medicine.

?

Earth

(Fruits)

Mandarin Orange

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cold

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

?

Earth

(Fruits)

Mandarin Orange Peel (Dried)

Acidic

Chi

Pungent,

Bitter

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

?

Earth

(Fruits)

Crabapple

Alkaline

 

Sweet,

Sour

Cold

 

Spleen

Pancreas

Used for treatment of diabetes,

Quenches Thirst

?

Earth

(Fruits)

Juniper

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent,

Bitter

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation, Drains Water;

 

?

Earth

(Fruits)

 Quince

Alkaline

 

Sour

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Contains fiber, which aids in digestion.

A

B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Apricot

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Stimulates Moisture, Counteracts Heat;

A  O

B AB

Earth

(Fruits)

Persimmon

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet

Cold

Spleen

Pancreas

 

cold, sweet, Ht, SI, Lu (& Sp), Chi, Blood & Yin tonic, quenches thirst, lubricates Lu, benefits Sp, clears Heat

A AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Pear

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cool

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm

A AB O

B

Earth

(Fruits)

Olive

Acidic

 

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

 

Stomach

Removes Toxins

A B AB

O

Earth

(Fruits)

Kumquat

Alkaline

Chi

Pungent, Sweet, Sour

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

A B AB

O

Earth

(Fruits)

Strawberry

Acidic

 

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Tonifies spleen and stomach, stimulates appetite and digestion; has anti cancer properties 

 

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Fig (fresh) Fig (dried)

Acidic

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

fresh figs benefit stomach excess,

calming the stomach

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Melon (honey)

Alkaline

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Cold

 

Stomach

 

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Date (Chinese; red or black Jujube)

Acidic

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Neutral

Stomach

builds up the digestive fire

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Avocado

Alkaline

Yin-Blood

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Nourishes Blood-Chi; Enhances Absorption of Carotenoids from Vegetables; lowers blood glucose and improves immune response.

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Date (Chinese; red or black Jujube)

Acidic

Yin, Blood

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Apple (gold)

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels, Neutralizes Acidity

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Apple (red/green)

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Pineapple

Acidic

Yang

Sweet, Sour

Hot

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Regulates Blood-Chi, Stimulates Bodily Fluids, contains bromelain, digestive enzyme

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Cherry

Alkaline

Chi

Sweet

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold;

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Grapefruit

Neutral

Chi

Sweet, Sour

Cold

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation; promotes salivary and gastric digestion

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Lemon

Alkaline

Chi

Sour

Cool

 

Stomach

 

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Squash

Alkaline

Chi

Sweet

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Litchi Fruit

Alkaline

Blood,Chi

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Nourishes the Spleen, Regulates  (Earth) Yang; Regulates Blood Sugar

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Grapes

Alkaline

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

neutral, sweet & sour, Lu, Sp & Ki, Chi & Blood tonic, strengthens tendons & bones, promotes urination

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Blue/ Bilberry

Acidic

 

Sour

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins; anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, has glucoquinine, lowers blood sugar levels.

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Hawthorn Berry

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

 

Promotes blood circulation, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

Peach

Acidic

 

Sweet, Sour

Warm

 

Stomach

Promotes blood circulation, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Earth

(Fruits)

 Raspberry Leaf

Alkaline

 

Sour

Cool

 

Stomach

Counteracts Damp

AB O

A B

Earth

(Fruits)

Tomato

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cold

 

Stomach

 

B AB

A O

Earth

(Fruits)

Melon (water)

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cold

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Drains Water

B AB O

A

Earth

(Fruits)

 Papaya

Alkaline

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Purifies the blood, breaks down acidic deposits

B AB O

A

Earth

(Fruits)

 Papaya

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Bitter

Neutral

 

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, aids digestion

B O

A AB

Earth

(Fruits)

Mango

Alkaline

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Sour

Warm

 

Stomach

 

?

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Jasmine

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Cold, Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation

A AB O

B

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Cinnamon Bark

Alkaline

Yang

Pungent, Bitter

Hot

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation; against loss of appetite, dyspeptic; mild, spastic condition of the gastrointestinal tract, bloating, and flatulence; regulates high blood sugar.

A B AB

O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  

Nutmeg

Alkaline

Yang

Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Promotes blood circulation,C, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB

O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  

 Oregano

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

 

Stomach

Removes Damp, kills pathogens

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Pepper (White)

Acidic

Yin, Yang, Chi

Pungent, Bitter

Hot

 

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Resolves Phlegm;

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Pepper(Black)

Acidic

Yin, Yang, Chi

Sweet, Pungent

Hot

 

Stomach

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

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Ginseng (American)

?

Yin Chi

Sweet, Bitter

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Controls Blood Sugars in type 2 diabetes; Controls Dyspepsia;

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  

Aloe Vera

Alkaline

Yin

Bitter

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

 

Balances Dry and Moist; Strengthens Immune System; Relieves Heartburn

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  

Marjoram

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Clove

?

Yang

Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation; contains eugenol, which may prevent toxicity from environmental pollutants; heal digestive tract cancers; joint inflammation; is a mild anaesthetic and anti-bacterial

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Clove

?

Yang

Pungent

Warm

 

Stomach

Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation; contains eugenol, which may prevent toxicity from environmental pollutants; heal digestive tract cancers; joint inflammation; is a mild anaesthetic and anti-bacterial

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Ginseng (Chinese)

?

Chi

Sweet

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Controls Blood Sugars in type 2 diabetes

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Licorice

Neutral

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

 

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  

Nettle

Alkaline

Blood, Yin

Sweet, Salty

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Damp, Removes Toxins, Drains Water

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Chamomile

Neutral

 

 

 

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Relieves muscle spasms; relieves stomach cramps,

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Coriander Leaf

?

 

Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Promotes blood circulation

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Cumin

?

 

Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Dill Seed

?

 

Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  

Mustard Leaf

?

 

Pungent

Warm

 

Stomach

Promotes blood circulation,Counteracts Cold,Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Peppermint

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Resolves Phlegm,Promotes Chi Circulation

B O

A AB

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Cayenne

Alkaline

Yang

Pungent

Hot

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation; relieves gastrointestinal disorders such as stomachaches, cramping and gas

B O

A AB

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  

 Parsley

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Salty, Bitter

Warm

 

Stomach

Removes Toxins

B O

A AB

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)

Pepper (Chili)

Acidic

 

Pungent

Hot

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Promotes blood circulation,

induces sweating and thus cools the body

A O

B AB

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  (Roots) Horseradish

?

Yang

Pungent

Hot

 

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Resolves Phlegm Promotes Chi Circulation, Drains Water

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  Caraway

?

 

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  Cardamom

?

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts excess acidity in the stomach; stimulates appetite; anti-infection; May cure bad breath; stimulates digestive system and reduces gas

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  Rosemary

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Cold ,Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  

Sage

Alkaline

 

Pungent

Warm

 

Stomach

 

A B AB O

Earth

(Herbs & Spices)  Thyme

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Resolves Phlegm,Promotes Chi Circulation

A O

B AB

Earth

(Herbs & Spices) Turmeric

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Bitter

Warm

 

Stomach

Promotes blood circulation, Promotes Chi Circulation

A AB

B O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Beef

Acidic

Yin, Blood, Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

 

 

A B AB

O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Goose

Acidic

Yin, Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

A B AB

O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Pork

Acidic

Yin, Blood

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

 

Stomach

 

A B AB

O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Frog

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Cool

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins, Drains Water

A B AB

O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Bacon

Acidic

Chi

Salty

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

A B AB

O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Quail

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat

A B AB

O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Quail

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

 

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat

A B AB

O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Pork

Acidic

Blood, Yin

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

A O

B AB

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Chicken

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold

AB

A B O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Turkey

Acidic

 

 

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

AB

A B O

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Turkey

Acidic

 

 

Warm

 

Stomach

 

B O AB

A

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Lamb

Acidic

Yang

Sweet

Hot

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

B O AB

A

Earth

(Meats & Poultry)

Pheasant

Acidic

Chi

Sweet, Sour

Warm

 

Stomach

 

A B AB

O

Earth

(Mushrooms)

Mushroom (Button)

Acidic

Blood Yang Chi

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation, Removes Toxins

A B O

AB

Earth

(Mushrooms)

Fungus (Black)

Acidic

Blood Yin Chi

Sweet

Neutral

 

Stomach

 

B

A AB O

Earth

(Mushrooms)

Mushroom (Chinese Black, Shitake)

Neutral

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Neutral

 

Stomach

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation, Removes Toxins

A B AB

O

Earth

(Nuts)

Chestnut

Neutral

Yang

Sweet

Warm

 

Stomach

Promotes blood circulation

A B AB O

Earth

(Nuts)

Water Chestnut

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cold

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Earth

(Nuts)

(Almonds (Bitter))

Acidic

Yang

Bitter

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

they remove stoppings out of the liver and spleen, good against pain in the sides

AB

A B O

Earth

(Nuts)

Cashew nuts

Alkaline

 

 

 

Spleen

Pancreas

Reduces high triglyceride levels, which pose an increased risk for heart disease in those with diabetes.

A AB

B O

Earth

(Oils &Fats)

Peanut Oil

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

A O

B AB

Earth

(Oils &Fats)

Sesame Oil

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent

Cool

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

A AB

B O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Celery

Alkaline

Yin-Yang

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat; High in Fiber; High in Vitamin C

A AB

B O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Garlic

Alkaline

Yang, Chi

Sweet, Pungent, Salty

Hot

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

 

Counteracts Damp, Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation; Kills the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, a major cause of ulcers and stomach cancer.

A AB O

B

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Dandelion leaf

?

Yin, Blood

Sweet, Salty Bitter

Cold

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Heat, Drains Water

A AB O

B

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Dandelion Root

?

 

Sweet, Salty, Bitter

Cold

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Heat ,Drains Water

A B

AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Carrot

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Carrots are rich in carotenoids and thus beneficial to blood sugar regulation; carotenoid intake may prevent/ may cure cancers;

A B AB

O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Taro Root

Neutral

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Pungent

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

balances blood sugar; promotes digestive fire

A B AB

O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cucumber

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

A B AB

O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cucumber

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Cool

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

A B AB

O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Kale

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Bitter

Warm

 

Stomach

 

A B AB

O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

 Lettuce

Neutral

 

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

 

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Counteracts Heat, Drains Water

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Leek

Alkaline

Yin, Yang

Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

 

 

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Bitter gourd (Wild Cucumber, Bitter Melon))

Alkaline

Yin

Bitter

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Remedy for diabetes, also used to treat cancer, HIV infection, stomach problems, and to increase appetite.

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Broccoli

Alkaline

Yin

Pungent, Bitter

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Contains Sulforaphane, may prevent stomach ulcers and greatly decreases the risks of gastric cancer

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

 Radish (Daikon or Muli)

Acidic

Yang Chi

Pungent, Sweet

Cool

 

Stomach

 

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Chive (Chinese)

Alkaline

Kidney Yin

Pungent

Warm

 

Stomach

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

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Watercress

Alkaline

Blood

Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

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

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cabbage (Chinese; Pak Choy)

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

 

Stomach

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

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Parsnip

?

 

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Spleen

Pancreas

 

A O

AB B

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Pumpkin

Alkaline

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Bitter

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Damp; Cardio-protective; builds digestive fire; blances bloodsugar

A O

B AB

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Spinach

Alkaline

Blood

Sweet

Cool

 

Stomach

 

A O

AB B

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Pumpkin

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Damp;

A O

B AB

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

 Radish

Acidic

 

Sweet, Pungent

Cool

 

Stomach

Counteracts Damp, Resovles Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation, Removes Toxins

A O

B AB

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Spring Onion

?

 

Pungent

Warm

 

Stomach

 

A O

B AB

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Swiss Chard

Neutral

 

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

 

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins; Very high in potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C, Chlorophyll

A O

B AB

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Swiss Chard

Neutral

 

Sweet

Cool

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins; Very high in potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C, Chlorophyll

A O

B AB

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Turnip

Acidic

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Neutral

 

Stomach

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

B AB

A O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Potato

Neutral

Yin Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Heat; promotes digestive fire; balances blood sugar levels

B AB

A O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cauliflower

?

 

 

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

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.

B AB O

A

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Potato (Sweet, Yam)

Alkaline

Blood, Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Spleen

Pancreas

 

 

B AB O

A

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cabbage

Acidic

 

Sweet, Pungent

Neutral

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat

B AB O A

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)

Eggplant

Acidic

See Aubergine

 

 

 

 

 

B AB O A

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)  Aubergine (Egg Plant)

Acidic

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Cool

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Promotes Blood Circulation, Cools Heat, Regulates Blood-Chi;  Strengthens Spleen

A B AB O

Earth

(Roots & Vegetables)  Bamboo Shoot

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cold

Spleen

Pancreas

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Removes Phlegm, Regulates Yin;  top alkaline food

A B AB O

Earth

(Salts)

Salt

Acidic

 

Salty

Cold

 

Stomach

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Earth

(Seaweed)

Agar

Neutral

Blood, Chi

Sweet

Cold

Spleen

Pancreas