Dolichos ( 白扁豆 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Dolichoris Lablab

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Bian Dou or Bai Bian Dou

Common English Name

Hyacinth Bean

Part of Plant Used

Whole bean is used; and sometimes the bean, leaf, root, and flower

Nature

Neutral

Taste

Sweet

Meridians Entered

Spleen, Stomach

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use this herb where there is alternating chills and fever.



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