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Can Dou

蚕豆
蚕豆 #

Name

Can Dou (Broad Bean)

  1. 蚕豆
  2. 蠶豆
  3. Broad Bean

The Effect of Can Dou

Property

Sweet, neutral; spleen and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Strengthen the spleen and induce diuresis, remove toxicity and resolve swelling.

Indications

Edema, sores, dysphagia.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 30~60 g or cook it for eating. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.