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Chi Xiao Dou #1380

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Pin Ying Name: Chi Xiao Dou

Chinese Name: 赤小豆

English Name: Red Bean

Latin Name: Phaseolus Calcaratus

Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Sour
Neutral
Heart
Small Intestine
Spleen
9-30g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Promotes urination and reduces edema

  • Abdominal swelling and fullness due to edema, urinary difficulty and leg Qi

Clears Damp Heat

  • Mild jaundice due to Damp-Heat

Disperses Blood Stasis, reduces swelling and reduces Fire toxicity (dispels pus)

  • Chuang Yung (sores, carbuncles, furuncles)
Contraindications
  • Frequent ingestion may lead to Dryness.
  • Do not use without signs of Dampness.
  • Overdose can cause miscarriage.
  • It may cause allergic reactions.