Bai Bian Dou (Hyacinth Bean, Dolichos)

Bai Bian Dou (Hyacinth Bean, Dolichos)

Herb 1 of 7 in Herbs that Clear and Relieve Summerheat

Neutral Bai Bian Dou (Semen Dolichoris Lablab)
Sweet, Neutral
Semen Dolichoris Lablab
Tone Marks:
bái biăn dòu
Alt Names:
Bian Dou
Flat Bean
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears Dampness and Summerheat
    For symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea often associated with Summerheat and dampness causing stagnation and disharmony.
  • Strengthens Spleen and Dissolves Damp without Drying
    For chronic diarrhea, loose stools, lethargy, fatigue, disinterest in food, or excess vaginal discharge.
  • Removes Toxins
    For treatment in alcohol or food poisoning.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Not for use with intermittent chills and fever
  • The herb usually comes dry-fried as fresh Bian Dou is toxic.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10-30 grams

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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