Foods beneficial for the Fire 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

Fire

(Beans & Legumes)

Lentil

Alkaline

Yin, Blood

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

 

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water;

helps lower cholesterol; may prevent heart disease, contains virtually fat free protein.

A B AB O

Fire

(Beans & Legumes)

Soy Bean

Alkaline

Yin, Yang

Sweet

Cool

Heart

 

Regulates Blood-Chi, Counteracts Heat, Counteracts Dry, Balances Kidney-Yang;

Helps to prevent heart disease,  reduces cholesterol and may prevent plaque in the arteries (isoflavone)

A O

B AB

Fire

(Beans & Legumes)

Mung Bean

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Heart

 

Detoxifies, Clears Heat;  is rich in antioxidants

A O

B AB

Fire

(Beans & Legumes)

Aduki

Acidic

Blood,

Yin-Yang

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Heart

Small

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Drains Water,

Warms (Yang), Detoxifies; Contains the full range of (High Quality)  Proteins;

O

A B AB

Fire

(Beans & Legumes)

Chickpea

Acidic

Yin

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

Small

Intestine

Lowers Cholesterol; High Fiber Content

A B AB O

Fire

(Beverages)

Tea (Jasmine)

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Bitter

Warming

Heart

Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins, Drains Water

A B AB

O

Fire

(Dairy & Eggs)

Milk (Goat)

Cooked/Uncooked

Acidic/

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

 

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

Fire

(Dairy & Eggs)

-Yolk Chicken Eggs

Acidic

Yin, Blood

Sweet

Warm

Heart

 

Nourishes Blood, Yin, Moistens

A B AB O

Fire

(Dairy & Eggs)

Chicken Eggs

Acidic

Yin, Blood

Sweet

Warm

Heart

 

Nourishes Blood, Yin

A B AB O

Fire

(Dairy & Eggs)

Duck Eggs

Acidic

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Heart

 

Cooling, Nourishes Blood, Yin, Nourishes Ching Chi

B

A AB O

Fire

(Dairy & Eggs)

Milk (Cow)

Cooked/Uncooked

Acidic/

Neutral

Yin

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

 

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

B AB

A O

Fire

(Dairy & Eggs)

Cheese (Sheep Milk)

Acidic

Yin

Salty, Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Heart

Small

Intestine

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

B AB

A O

Fire

(Dairy & Eggs)

Cheese (Goat Milk)

Neutral

Yin

Salty, Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Heart

Small

Intestine

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

A AB

Fire

(Fish & Seafood)

Shark

Acidic

Blood, Chi, Yin

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Heart

 

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

B AB

A O

Fire

(Fish & Seafood)

Caviar (Sturgeon)

Acidic

Chi, Yin-Yang, Ching, Shen

Sweet, Pungent, Salty, Sour, Bitter

Neutral

Pericar

dium-fire

 

 

?

Fire

(Fish & Seafood) Cuttlefish

Acidic

Yin, Blood

Salty

Neutral

Heart

 

Tonifies Liver & Kidney, Tonifies the Blood, sharpens vision

?

Fire

(Flowers)

Lotus Root

?

Yin, Yang

Sweet

Cool

Heart

 

Warming;

energizes the heart, helps control blood pressure.

?

Fire

(Fruits)

Longan

Alkaline

Blood,Chi

Sweet

Warm

Heart

 

warm, sweet, Sp & Ht, Yang, Chi & Blood tonic, removes Blood Stag., calms Shen

?

Fire

(Fruits)

Crabapple

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Heart

 

Nourishes the Heart, Quenches Thirst,

Abates Low Self Esteem

A  O

B AB

Fire

(Fruits)

Persimmon

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cold

Heart

 

Counteracts Heat;  Very rich in fiber and antioxidants, Decreases bad cholesterol (LDL), May prevent vascular disease,

A B AB O

Fire

(Fruits)

Melon (honey)

Alkaline

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Cold

Heart

 

 

A B AB O

Fire

(Fruits)

Apple (gold)

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Heart

 

Counteracts Heat, may help prevent heart disease

A B AB O

Fire

(Fruits)

Apple (red/green)

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Cool

Heart

 

Counteracts Heat, may help prevent heart disease

A B AB O

Fire

(Fruits)

Cherry

Alkaline

Chi

Sweet

Warm

Heart

 

Nourishes Chi, Regulates Yang, Stimulates Chi, Blood; Contains quercetin which can help to prevent heart disease;

A B AB O

Fire

(Fruits)

Blue/ Bilberry

Acidic

 

Sour

Cool

Heart

 

 

Contains antioxidants known as anthocyanidins, protects the collagen structures in the blood vessels of the eye.

A B AB O

Fire

(Fruits)

Hawthorn Berry

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Sour

 

Warm

 

Heart

 

Promotes blood circulation, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Fire

 

(Fruits)

Hawthorn Berry

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Warm

Pericar

dium-fire

 

Promotes blood circulation, Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Fire

(Fruits)

Melon

Alkaline

 

Sweet

Cold

Heart

 

 

A B AB O

Fire

(Fruits)

Peach

Acidic

 

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Small

Intestine

 

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold, Promotes Chi Circulation

A O

B AB

Fire

(Fruits)

 Pomegranate

?

Yin

Sweet, Sour

Neutral

Heart

 

Increases Circulation, Diuretic. Contains Polyphenols, will reduce levels of LDL (bad cholesterol), lowers blood pressure, improves the elasticity of arterial walls.

B AB

A O

Fire

(Fruits)

Plantain Banana fruit

Acidic

Yin

Sweet

Cold

Heart

Small

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm;

enhances calcium, phosphorous and nitrogen retention which in turn helps in the regeneration of healthy tissues

B AB

A O

Fire

(Fruits)

Melon (water)

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cold

Heart

 

Counteracts Heat, Drains Water

B AB

A O

Fire

(Fruits)

 Tamarind

?

 

Sweet, Sour

Cool

 

Small

Intestine

a powerful medicine for gastric and digestive disorders;

A AB O

B

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)

Cinnamon Twig

Alkaline

 

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Heart

 

Helps support healthy serum lipid levels; contains potent antioxidants that help to support cardiovascular function.

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)

Pepper (White)

Acidic

Yin, Yang, Chi

Pungent, Bitter

Hot

 

Small

Intestine

Counteracts Damp, Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)

Pepper(Black)

Acidic

Yin, Yang, Chi

Sweet, Pungent

Hot

Heart

Small

Intestine

Counteracts Cold ,Counteracts Damp, Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins, Promotes Chi Circulation promotes blood circulation

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)  

Aloe Vera

Alkaline

Yin

Bitter

Neutral

Heart

 

Cools the Hot, Balances Yang; Relieves Heartburn

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)  

Marjoram

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Cool

Heart

 

Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)  

Basil

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Heart

 

Promotes Blood Circulation, Detoxifies, Balances the Pulses; Cardiovascular Protection (Magnesium); protects from free radicals

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)

Ginger

?

Yang

Pungent

Hot

Small

Intestine

Heart

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold; contains several antioxidants; fights cancer and heart disease; may prevent blood clotting; anti-inflammation.

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)

Licorice

Neutral

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

Small

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Fire

 

(Herbs & Spices)

Licorice

Neutral

Chi

Sweet

Neutral

Pericar

dium-fire

 

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)

Chamomile

Neutral

 

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Pericar

dium-fire

 

Promotes Chi Circulation; relieves fever by inducing sweating

B O

A AB

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)

Pepper (Chili)

Acidic

 

Pungent

Hot

Heart

 

Promotes blood circulation,

induces sweating and thus cools the body

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)  Rosemary

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Heart

 

Counteracts Cold, Resolves Phlegm

A B AB O

Fire

(Herbs & Spices)  Saffron

Alkaline

 

Pungent

Neutral

Heart

 

Promotes Chi Circulation

A B AB

O

Fire

(Meats & Poultry)

Frog

Acidic

Chi

Sweet

Cool

 

Small

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Removes Toxins, Drains Water

B O AB

A

Fire

(Meats & Poultry)

Pheasant

Acidic

Chi

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Heart

 

 

A B AB O

Fire

(Mushrooms)

Mushroom (Button)

Acidic

 

Sweet

Cool

 

Small

Intestine

Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation, Removes Toxins

A B AB O

Fire

(Nuts)

(Almonds)

Acidic

Yang

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

 

Antioxidant, rich in vitamin E, fiber and magnesium and zinc

A B AB O

Fire

(Nuts)

Coconut

Acidic

Blood

Sweet

Warm

Heart

 

Feeds the blood; Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease. Functions as a protective antioxidant

AB

A B O

Fire

(Nuts)

Cashew nuts

Alkaline

 

 

 

Heart

 

Contains Heart-Protective Monounsaturated Fats and Copper for Antioxidant Defenses, Energy Production and  Blood Vessels

A AB

B O

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables)

Garlic

Alkaline

Yang

Sweet, Pungent, Salty

Hot

Heart

 

Counteracts Damp, Resolves Phlegm, Promotes Chi Circulation; strong anti-oxidiant, limits damage after heart surgery

A B AB O

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables)

Watercress

Alkaline

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Pungent

Cool

Heart

 

 

A B AB O

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables)

Scallion

Alkaline

 

Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Heart

 

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Cold, Counteracts Damp; (High in Vitamin K, may or may nor influence the risk of Cancer)

A O

B AB

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables)

Spinach

Alkaline

Blood, Chi

Sweet

Cool

 

Small

Intestine

 

A O

B AB

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables)

Chicory

Acidic

 

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

 

Contains inulin, which is a natural prebiotic; and regulates blood sugar levels

B AB

A O

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables)

Cauliflower

?

 

 

Cool

Heart

Small

Intestine

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.

A O

B AB

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables)  Artichoke (real)

Alkaline

Yin-Blood

Sweet, Salty, Bitter

Cool

Heart

 

Promotes Chi Circulation, Counteracts Liver-Wind from attacking the Heart;  helps lower high ldl cholesterol levels, thus may prevent heart disease and artherosclerosis

B AB O A

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables)  Aubergine (Egg Plant)

Acidic

Yin-Yang

Sweet

Cool

Heart

 

 

Promotes Blood Circulation, Cools Heat, Regulates Blood-Chi;  Boosts Cardiovascular Health and protects against Free Radicals; reduces cholesterol

B AB

A O

Fire

(Roots & Vegetables) Beet

Alkaline

Blood

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

 

High in anti-oxidants, reduces cholesterol, protects artery walls;

A B AB O

Fire

(Salts)

Salt

Acidic

 

Salty

Cold

 

Small

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins

O

A B AB

Fire

(Seaweed)

Algae

Neutral

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Salty

Cold

Heart

Small

Intestine

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins; Stimulates Digestion; Nourishes the Blood (Chlorophyll)

O

A B AB

Fire

(Seaweed)

Algae

Neutral

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Salty

Cold

Pericar

dium-fire

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins; Nourishes the Blood-Chi Nourishes the Blood (Chlorophyll)

?

Fire

(Seeds & Grains)

Lotus Seeds

?

Yin, Yang

Sweet

Neutral

Heart

 

Lotus Seed contains an enzyme, Methyl Transferase (MT) that helps repair protein and collagen, the building blocks of joints, muscle and bone.

A AB

B O

Fire

(Seeds & Grains)

Wheat (Whole)

Acidic

 

Sweet

Cool

Heart

 

Counteracts Heat

A B AB

O

Fire

(Seeds & Grains)

 Quinoa

?

Yang

Sweet, Sour

Warm

Pericar

dium-fire

 

 

A B O

AB

Fire

(Seeds & Grains)

Seeds (Aniseed)

Neutral

Yin-Yang

Sweet, Pungent

Warm

Heart

 

Counteracts Damp, Promotes Chi Circulation; May prevent heartburn, stress and irritation

AB

A B O

Fire

(Seeds & Grains)

Wheat (Germ)

Acidic

 

Pungent

Cold

Heart

 

Promotes Blood Circulation, Counteracts Heat

AB

A B O

Fire

(Seeds & Grains)

Wheat (Germ)

Acidic

 

Pungent

Cold

 

Small

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Heat

A AB

B O

Fire

(Sprouts)

Alfalfa

Alkaline

Yin-Blood

Salty, Bitter

Neutral

Heart

 

Counteracts Heat, Removes toxins, Clears the Blood, Reduces Blood Cholesterol Levels

A B AB O

Fire

(Sprouts)

Soybean

Alkaline

Yin

Sweet

Cool

Heart

 

Regulates Blood-Chi, Counteracts Heat, Counteracts Dry, Balances Kidney-Yang;

Helps to prevent heart disease,  reduces cholesterol and may prevent plaque in the arteries (isoflavone)

A B AB O

Fire

(Supplements)

Bee Pollen

?

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Pungent, Salty, Sour, Bitter

Neutral

Heart

Small

Intestin

Stimulates all organs in the body as well as the glands.  It may contribute to a longer life span.

A B AB O

Fire

(Supplements)

Bee Pollen

?

Blood, Chi

Sweet, Pungent, Salty, Sour, Bitter

Neutral

Heart

Small

Intestine

Promotes blood circulation, Counteracts Heat

 

A

B AB O

Fire

(Yeast & Alcohol)

Wine

Acidic

 

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter

Warm

Heart

 

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

B AB

A O

Fire

(Yeast & Alcohol)

Beer

Acidic

 

Sweet, Bitter

Cool

Heart

 

Cools the Fire, Diuretic;