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Taste Function

Flavors and Taste

Sour Generates fluids and yin, astringes and controls sweat & diarrhea, goes to the Liver and nerves
Sour Side Effects Worsens phlegm, should be avoided by those with chronic pain, could damage an injured Spleen
Bitter Clears heat, sedates, hardens, clears damp-heat, subdues rebellious qi, goes to the Heart and bones
Bitter Side Effects Injures Sp & yin, should be avoided in cases of bone disease, could injure injured Lungs
Sweet tonifies & stops pain, goes to Sp & muscles,
Sweet Side Effects Creates dampness, can weaken muscles, should be avoided in cases of Kidney disease
Pungent Disperses, expels pathogenic qi, goes to the Lung
Pungent Side Effects Injures yin, should be avoided in cases of qi def, can injure a diseased Liver
Salty flows down, softens, treats constipation and swelling, goes to Kidney
Saly Side Effects Injures fluids, can dry blood, should be avoided in cases of Heart disease
Created by: gypsywitx