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Flashcards in Taste Deck (10):
1

Sour precautions

Astringent holds fluid so makes phlegm worse
Goes to nerves and can upset liver use sparingly in chronic pain sufferers
Sour goes to liver. If sp is disease do not eat sour

2

Bitter functions

Clears heat, sedated and hardens
Clears damp heat and subdues rebelliously qi
Goes to heart and bones

3

Bitter precautions

Injures sp
Injures yin
Goes to bones, don't use in xs bone disease
Goes to heart p, don't use in LU disease

4

Sweet functions

Tonify, balance, moderate
Stop pain
Goes to muscles and spleen

5

Sweet precautions

Creates damp, weakens muscles, if kidney is diseased don't eat sweet foods

6

Pungent, acrid, spicy functions

Scatters
Expels pathogens
Goes to LU

7

Pungent precautions

Injures yin and qi avoid in qi xu
If liver is diseased dint eat

8

Salty functions

Flows downward, softens hardness
Treats constipation and swelling
Goes to kidney

9

Salty precautions

Dries blood, avoid in blood xu
If heart is diseased do not eat salty

10

Sour functions

Gen fluid and yin
Astringent can control sweat and diarrhea,
Goes to nerves