The TCM herb "lu dou" which in english is "mung bean", is categorized within the "herbs that clear and relieve summerheat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and stomach channels and exhibits cool 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, lu dou is within the herbs that clear and relieve summerheat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... summer-heat is characterized by fever, sweating, irritability, diarrhea, and/or thirst. )".