Aduki bean
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Aduki bean in TCM:

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


Temperature: neutral
Channels: SP, HT, SI, KD
Flavors: sweet, sour
Tonifies: blood
Regulates: circulates blood, clears heat, clears damp, resolves water accumulations, eliminates toxins

In terms of Chinese medicine aduki beans are known for their ability to tonify blood, regulate blood, clear heat, clear dampness, regulate water, and expel toxins.

Like all legumes listed in the beans category, they are considered to be sweet in flavor, but they are also sour. Sources generally agree that they enter the Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, and Kidney meridians. The temperature of aduki beans is neutral.