Agar in TCM:Explore the properties of Agar according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):
Channels: LU, LI, LV
Flavors: sweet, salty
clears heat, eliminates toxins, resolves phlegm
Agar is a jelly-like substance, obtained from algae  and discovered in the late 1650s or early 1660s by Mino Tarōzaemon in Japan, where it is called kanten.
In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Agar is known for its ability to clear heat, eliminate toxins, and resolve phlegm.
In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the lung, large intestine, and liver. The flavor of Agar is sweet and salty, and it is considered to be cold in temperature.