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Mung Bean

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Lv Dou (Mung Bean)

  1. Lv Dou
  2. 绿豆
  3. 綠豆

The Effect of Mung Bean


Sweet, cold; heart and stomach meridians entered.


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


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.


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