sweet, slight bitter, slightly warm; affinity to Lu., Sp. meridians strongly tonifies Yuan Qi, relieves collapse of the Qi; tonifies spleen Qi, improves digestive function, alleviates fatigue; tonifies lung Qi, relieves shortage of breath; promotes generation of body fluids, relieves thirst; benefits heart Qi, calms the Shen
Sweet, astringent, slightly warm; affinity to Liv., Kid. meridians Benefits liver and kidneys, astringent to urination, benefits Yang, consolidates Jing
moistens lungs, relieves cough with Yin Deficiency, expels parasites, eliminates lice
regulates and promotes Qi, warms the middle, mostly removes Qi blockage in lungs and spleen, drains dampness, eliminates stagnation in abdomen & chest
dissolves food stagnation from meat and fat, relieves abdominal distention; breaks up stagnant Qi, eliminates blood stasis, circulates blood, reduces fat element, especially cholesterol
expels wind and heat which obstruct liver meridians; extinguishes external wind and heat; pacifies liver, facilitates liver Qi flow, invigorates blood circulation, relieves itch@
tonifies Spleen Qi, raises the Yang Qi, assists to generates blood; consolidates the exterior; unblocks meridians; promotes discharge of pus and healing of wound; promotes urination, eliminates fluid retention; generates body fluids.