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ChineseNutrition.org:

Beer in TCM:

Explore the properties of Beer according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: cool
Channels: ST, SP, HT
Flavors: sweet, bitter

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Beer is cool and bitter, so while it is not specifically indicated to clear heat, it may help to clear heat more than other forms of alcohol (especially more bitter varieties).

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that beer enters the Stomach, Spleen, and Heart. The flavor of beer is sweet and bitter, and it is considered to be cool in temperature.

Over-consumption of any alcohol is contraindicated in Chinese medicine. Alcohol may also cause the accumulation of dampness in the body, which can be difficult to treat. A secondary danger of regular alcohol consumption is that it is generally void of nutrition but high in calories. Regular consumers may skip meals in order to drink more, which can lead to the development of blood deficiency over time.