Chi Xiao Dou - Promote Urination and Relieve Edema
HT, SI (9-30g)


Chi Xiao Dou
Before the natives discovered coffee they went to the jungle and found some Aduki beans which were used to make a tasty beverage that was great for jaundice and toxic skin sores with pus!

They decided never to go back to the jungle and got (cc: yin deficiency or no signs of dampness)

English Name: phaseolus, rice bean, aduki bean
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Phaseoli
Properties: sweet, sour, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
coffee promotes urination, reduces edema
jungle.. jaundice clears damp-heat; relieves jaundice
toxic skin sores eliminates toxins; drains pus


       Chi Xiao Dou Actions and Indications
  • Promotes Urination; reduces edema (pitting edema, generalized edema, ascites, leg qi, urinary difficulty, edema due to nephritis)
  • Clears damp-heat; relieves jaundice (damp-heat jaundice that is not severe)
  • Eliminates toxins; drains pus (carbuncles, furuncles, skin disorders such as sores, lesions: taken internally or topically applied)
  • (cc: yin-deficiency or no signs of dampness)
    Special Notes:
  • Insufficient Lactation: take 240g of Chi Xiao Dou twice daily for 3 to 5 days
  • Aduki bean is commonly consumed as food

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