The Five Tastes Of Tea
The Five Tastes of Tea In Chinese Medicine, taste is an important consideration in a natural prescription for an herbal remedy.
Five tastes are linked to different body systems and specific emotions.
Sour Body: Liver, gall bladder, eyes, tendons
To generate health in these areas, you might try herbs with sour tastes like lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemongrass, or wild strawberry.
Salty Body: Kidneys, Bladder, ears, hair, bones
For a health boost in these areas try salty herbs like plantain, bladderwrack or cleaver as parts of your blend.
Pungent Body: Lungs, large intestines, nose, skin
to stimulate health in these areas, you might try pungent herbs like sage, hyssop, basil or ginger as part of your blend.
Sweet Body: Spleen, stomach, mouth, muscles
To increase vitality in these areas you may want to add sweet herbs like licorice, rose hips, flax, ginseng or dong quai.
Bitter Body: heart, blood vessels, small intestine and tongue
If you are feeling joyless and tired you may want to try adding some of these herbs to your blend: skullcap, lavender, chamomile or mildly bitter marigold. You can use schizandra, (which has all five tastes)in a blend for harmony and balance.
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