Lu Dou – Mung Beans – Semen Phaseoli Radiati

Lu Dou

English Name: mung beans

Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Phaseoli Radiati

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: Lu Dou enters the Heart and Stomach channels; it is sweet in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Lu Dou?:

The Chinese Herb Lu Dou is dried mung beans (Phaseolus radiatus L.).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Lu Dou:

Lu Dou clears heat and relieves toxicity from the exterior of the body to treat various toxic-heat skin disorders such as carbuncles and other infected sores/ulcerations. It is also used to counter various toxic substances that may have been ingested.

Lu Dou also dispels summer-heat and relieves thirst.