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Lu Dou (Mung Bean or Phaseolus)

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Cool Lu Dou (Semen Phaseoli Munginis)
Channels:
HT, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Semen Phaseoli Munginis
Chinese:
录豆
Tone Marks:
lù dòu

Actions

  • Relieves Summerheat
    Especially in treating excess thirst from heat in the summer. Often taken as a tea to avoid the occurrence of Summerheat.
  • Used as an antidote for toxic substances, pesticides, and especially for overdose of Radix Lateralis Aconiti Carmichaeli Praeparata (fu zi).

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach with diarrhea.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Dosage

  • 15-30 grams. Cook with Radix Glycyrrhizae (gan cao) as an antidote to Radix Lateralis Aconiti Carmichaeli Praeparata (fu zi) poisoning, using 120 grams of Lu Dou to 60 grams of Gan Cao.
 

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