Today we continue our discussion about the Five Elements in Chinese Medicine – and how they relate to the five flavours of different foods and medicinal herbs. This knowledge forms the foundation of Chinese Herbal Medicine and dietary therapy – and it helps direct us in knowing how to use our pantry as a medicine cabinet. There’s lots to talk about, so let’s get into it!

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Five Elements – generation, support and containment

Heirloom vs Cultivated Plants
source: Bill Marsh/The New York Times; illustrations by Matt Curtius

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