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

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

O

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

O

A B AB

Wood

(Fish & Seafood)

Oyster (cooked)

Acidic

Yin, Blood, Chi

Sweet, Salty

Neutral

Liver

Tonifies the Blood

O

A B AB

Wood

(Fish & Seafood)

Clam (Freshwater)

Acidic

Yin

Sweet, Salty

Cold

Liver

 

Counteracts Heat; Detoxifies; Tonifies the Liver; Sharpens Vision

O

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

O

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

Gall Bladder

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

Gall Bladder

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 Liv & 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

Gall Bladder

 

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

Gall Bladder

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

Gall Bladder

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

B

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

Gall Bladder

Removes Toxins, Drains Water;

protects the liver

A AB O

B

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables)

Dandelion Root

?

 

Sweet, Salty, Bitter

Cold

Liver

Gall Bladder

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

Gall Bladder

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

Gall Bladder

moves stagnant liver chi, promotes gall stone removal

A O

B AB

Wood

(Roots & Vegetables)

Chicory

Acidic

 

Bitter

Cool

Liver

Gall Bladder

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

Gall Bladder

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.

O

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

Gall Bladder

Counteracts Heat, Resolves Phlegm, Removes Toxins; (Chlorophyll)

?

Wood

(Seeds & Grains)

Linseed

?

 

Sweet

Neutral

Liver

Gall Bladder

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

Gall Bladder

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

Gall Bladder

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