The Energetics of the Five Flavors and Canonical Formulas, Worksheet

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This worksheet functions as a study guide. Please keep the questions of this worksheet in mind as you progress through the material. These answers are not graded. Why is it important to learn the flavors? What do flavors tell you about the actions of Chinese herbs? What do the five flavors represent in herbal medicine? Are the flavors equivalent to the actual taste of herbs in the mouth? Did Zhang Zhongjing think Flavors were important? If yes, how do you know this?

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