Mung Bean
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ChineseNutrition.org:

Mung Bean in TCM:

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


Temperature: cool
Channels: ST, HT
Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: yin
Regulates: clears heat, clears damp, resolves water accumulations, eliminates toxins

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) they are known for their ability to tonify yin. Mung beans also help to clear heat, regulate water, resolve dampness, and eliminate toxins. Mung Beans are specifically good for damp-heat.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that they enter the Stomach and Heart. Like all legumes listed in the beans category the flavor of Mung beans is sweet, and they are considered to be cool in temperature.