Substances that enter the Lung Meridian.
Spicy substances can scatter, disperse, and move.
Substances that enter the Spleen Meridian.
Sweet substances can scatter, tonify, harmonize, and are sometimes thought to moisten.
Substances that enter the Heart Meridian.
Bitter substances can drain, clear Heat, dry Dampness, and descend Fire.
Substances that enter the Liver Meridian.
Sour substances can drain, astringes, improve digestion, soften the arteries, and prevent or reverse the abnormal leakage of energy and fluids.
Substances that enter Kidneys.
Salty substances can drain, purge, and soften masses
Substances that seep and drain, leech out dampness and promote urination