Chi Xiao Dou – Aduki bean – Phaseolus calcaratus – “Little Red Bean”

Nature: sweet, sour, neutral

Enters: Heart, Small Intestine

Actions: Promotes urination to relieve edema; clears heat; eliminates toxicity; drains pus; dispels blood stasis; reduces swelling; clears damp-heat, treats jaundice.

• Retention of harmful fluid: edema with distended abdomen, urinary difficulty, leg qi edema.
• Blood stasis, fire toxicity: carbuncles, sores, furuncles.
• Damp-heat: jaundice.
• Topical: combine with egg white, vinegar, and honey, and apply to carbuncles and boils due to damp-heat.

Dose: 9-30g

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