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赤小豆

Chi Xiao Dou
Chi Xiao Dou #

Name

Chi Xiao Dou (Semen Phaseoli)

  1. Chi Xiao Dou
  2. 紅豆
  3. 红豆
  4. Rice Bean
  5. 赤豆
  6. Semen Phaseoli

The Effect of 赤小豆

Property

Sweet, sour and neutral; heart and small intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Induce diuresis and alleviate edema, remove toxin and drain pus, excrete dampness and alleviate jaundice.

Indications

Edema, downward flow of damp turbidity to the foot, stranguria, dysentery, carbuncle, abscess and swelling, jaundice.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~30 g. Proper dosage for external application.