Chi Xiao Dou


Chi Xiao Dou in TCM:

Explore the properties of Chi Xiao Dou according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: phaseolus, rice bean, aduki bean
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Phaseoli
Properties: sweet, sour, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: HT, SI

Flavors: sweet, sour

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, resolves water accumulations, eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes Urination; reduces edema (pitting edema, generalized edema, ascites, leg qi, urinary difficulty, edema due to nephritis)
  • Clears damp-heat; relieves jaundice (damp-heat jaundice that is not severe)
  • Eliminates toxins; drains pus (carbuncles, furuncles, skin disorders such as sores, lesions: taken internally or topically applied)

    Special Notes:
  • Insufficient Lactation: take 240g of Chi Xiao Dou twice daily for 3 to 5 days
  • Aduki bean is commonly consumed as food

  • (cc: yin-deficiency or no signs of dampness)