Dan Dou Chi – Fermented Soybean – Semen Sojae Praeparatum

Dan Dou Chi

English Name: soja, fermented soybean

Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Sojae Praeparatum

Medica Category: Wind-Heat Releasing Herbs

Properties: Dan Dou Chi enters the Lung and Stomach channels; it is acrid, sweet, and slightly bitter in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Dan Dou Chi?:

The Chinese Herb Dan Dou Chi is black soybeans that are fermented and then dried and ground up for use as medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Dan Dou Chi:

Dan Dou Chi has a mild release-exterior function and as such can be used as a food additive/complement to help treat exterior syndromes in chronically deficient, febrile, or elderly patients. It is also cold in nature and a yin food and is especially appropriate for use in cases of yin deficiency.

Dan Dou Chi clears heat from the middle jiao and harmonizes the stomach in cases of food stagnation.