|Bai Bian Dou - Tonify Qi
SP, ST (10-30g)
|Bai Bian Dou (White Piano)
Mom would play her white piano after she cooked kanji
in the rain while the kids listened and watched the summer
rain pour down.
Little brother had a weak consitution, and the piano playing was great to
tonify SP qi gently for people with weak constitution.
English Name: dolichos nut, Hyachinth Bean,
Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Lablab Album
Properties: sweet, slightly warm
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|cooked kanji in the rain
||strenghtens SP; transforms dampness
||clears summer damp
Bai Bian Dou Actions and Indications
- Strengthens SP; transforms dampness (diarrhea, reduced
appetite, vaginal discharge)
- Clears summer-damp (summer-damp patterns, especially
with pronounced diarrhea or vomiting)
- (note: weaker than bai zhu or shan yao to tonify SP qi, gently tonifies
for Px with weak constitutions)
- chao- Strengthens SP
- sheng- clears summer damp
- Bai Bian Dou is weaker than bai zhi or shan
yao at tonifying SP qi, but it gently tonifies and is good for patients
with weak constitution
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