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Lv Dou

Lv Dou
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Name

Lv Dou (Mung Bean)

  1. 綠豆
  2. Mung Bean
  3. 绿豆

The Effect of Lv Dou

Property

Sweet, cold; heart and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and remove toxicity, relieve summer-heat and promote diuresis.

Indications

Edema, diarrhea, erysipelas, carbuncle and swelling, polydipsia due to summer-heat, toxicity of some drugs, such as Fu Zi, Pi Shi.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g, large dosage can be 120 g; or pounded into juice or made into powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold of spleen and stomach.