Dolichos ( 白扁豆 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Bian Dou or Bai Bian Dou
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Whole bean is used; and sometimes the bean, leaf, root, and flower
This herb is used in formulas to treat vomiting and diarrhea due to food poisoning or extreme heat exposure/sunstroke (TCM: summer heat); also used to treat diarrhea (TCM: deficient Spleen) and leukorrhea (TCM: deficient Spleen).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Clears summer heat; strengthens Spleen.
Common Formulas Used In
Ginseng and Atractylodes.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is alternating chills and fever.