The TCM herb "chi xiao dou" which in english is "aduki bean", is categorized within the "herbs that drain dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and small intestine channels and exhibits neutral (ping), sour (suan) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
As noted above, chi xiao dou is within the herbs that drain dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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