Bitter


Kampo Dietary Therapy
ItemCategoryThermal NatureFlavor
BeerBeverages (alcoholic)CoolBitter, sweet
Red WineBeverages (alcoholic)WarmBitter, acrid, sweet
SakeBeverages (alcoholic)WarmSweet, acrid, bitter
Green teaBeverages (non-alcoholic)ColdBitter, sweet, astringent
Uron TeaBeverages (non-alcoholic)CoolBitter, sweet, astringent
Chamomile teaBeverages (non-alcoholic)NeutralBitter, sweet
Black teaBeverages (non-alcoholic)WarmBitter, sweet, astringent.
CoffeeBeverages (non-alcoholic)WarmBitter, acrid
Passion fruitFruitsCoolBitter, bland
QuinceFruitsCoolBitter
Ginko nutsFruitsNeutralSweet, bitter
PapayaFruitsNeutralSweet, bitter
Orange PeelFruitsWarmSour, bitter, aromatic
Rice, glutinous (sticky rice, sweet rice, mochi rice)GrainesWarmSweet, bitter
RyeGrainesWarmSweet, bitter
HorseMeatCoolAcrid, bitter
AlmondNuts and SeedsNeutralSweet, bitter
Brazil nutNuts and SeedsNeutralSweet, bitter
PistachioNuts and SeedsNeutralSweet, bitter
Myoga ginger (Zingiber mioga)Spices and herbsColdBitter, sweet
BorageSpices and herbsCoolBitter, sweet, salty
ChervilSpices and herbsCoolbitter, sweet
LavenderSpices and herbsCoolBitter, acrid
LicoriceSpices and herbsNeutralSweet, bitter
OreganoSpices and herbsNeutralAcrid, bitter
CurrySpices and herbsWarmAcrid, bitter
Fenugreek seedSpices and herbsWarmBitter, acrid
Juniper berrySpices and herbsWarmAcrid, bitter
Mugwort (yomogi)Spices and herbsWarmBitter, acrid
Mustard (prepared)Spices and herbsWarmAcrid, bitter
PaprikaSpices and herbsWarmBitter, sweet
SageSpices and herbsWarmBitter, acrid
TarragonSpices and herbsWarmBittter, acrid
TurmericSpices and herbsWarmAcrid, bitter
WatercressVegetableCoolAcrid, bitter
AsparagusVegetablesColdSweet, bitter
Bitter melon (Goya)VegetablesColdSweet, bitter
CucumberVegetablesColdSweet, bitter
Rhubarb rootVegetablesColdBitter
Alfalfa sproutsVegetablesCoolBitter
ArtichokeVegetablesCoolBitter, sweet
Arugula (rocket, rucola)VegetablesCoolAcrid, bitter
Burdock root (gobo)VegetablesCoolAcrid, bitter
CeleryVegetablesCoolSweet, bitter
ChardVegetablesCoolSweet, bitter
Endive (Belgian endive hearts)VegetablesCoolBitter, sweet
LettuceVegetablesCoolBitter, sweet
LovageVegetablesCoolBitter, acrid
Turnip (white turnip, kabu)VegetablesCoolAcrid, bitter
ZucchiniVegetablesCoolSweet, bitter
BeetVegetablesNeutralSweet, bitter
CabbageVegetablesNeutralSweet, bitter
CauliflowerVegetablesNeutralSweet, bitter
Kohlrabi (German turnip)VegetablesNeutralAcrid, sweet, bitter
Okra (okura, lady’s fingers, gumbo)VegetablesNeutralBitter, sweet, slimy
ParsnipVegetablesNeutralSweet, bitter, acrid
Bay leaf (bay laurel)VegetablesWarmAcrid, bitter
Fuki (bog rhubarb, or giant butterbur)VegetablesWarmBitter
Rakkyo (Allium chinense)VegetablesWarmAcrid, bitter