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BIAN DOU

Names for Bian Dou
Pharmaceutical: Semen Dolichoris Lablab
Botanical: Dolichos lablab L. (Leguminosae)
Other names: Bai Bian Dou, Sheng Bian Dou, Nan Bian Dou
Description: White Hyacinth Bean.

Actions
Strengthens the Spleen; Transforms Dampness; ...

Origin of bian dou
Predominantly: Zhejiang, Anhui, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan.;

Preparation of bian dou
The fruit is collected in autumn and winter when ripe, dried in the sun, and the seed is gathered, and dried again in the sun for use. The seed can also be stir-fried.;

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