Foods & drinks have five temperature properties and six taste properties.
Five temperature properties refer to warm, cool, cold, hot & neutral; Six taste properties refer to sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, salty & bland.
Sour can induce astringency to stop sweat, cough, whites, diarrhea, excessive menstruation, and lock sperm. Over sour will make SS energy stuck to make low appetite, bloating stomach.
Bitter can clean fire toxin, push energy down, and remove dampness toxin. Over bitter will drain LL energy to make dry skin.
Salty can soften hardness, break energy stuck or blood blockage and replenish KB energy. Over salty will make blood stick to block blood flow and people will have dark face and more possibility of stroke.
Sweet can replenish SS system, relieve pains, and detoxify the body. Over sweet will block KB energy spreading to have toothache, bones pain and hair loss.
Spicy can disperse energy to improve flu or energy stuck
or blood blockage. Over spicy will burn water energy to have dizziness, crispy nails.
Bland can be diuretic. Over bland can make people lose fire energy with more urination and people will become weaker and weaker.
Over spicy, bitter and sour will make people diarrhea.