Phaseoli Radiati Semen

Lu Dou

Lu Dou


Category: Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity

Taste: Sweet
Temperature: Cold
Channels: Stomach, Heart

Dosage: 15-30g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Should be used with caution in those with loose stools or diarrhea.

Actions & Indications:

  • Clears summerheat: for summerheat patterns of irritability and fever, especially when thirst is an important symptom.  This herb is often made as a tea in the summertime to prevent the ocurrence of summerheat.
  • Clears heat and resolves toxicity: for toxic sores and swellings.  For this purpose it can be ground into a powder and taken as a tea.
  • Antidote: as an antidote for poisoning due to Aconiti Radix lateralis preparata and Coronis Fructus.  This combination is also used for summerheat leading to rashes.