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CHI XIAO DOU

Names for Chi Xiao Dou
Pharmaceutical: Semen Phaseoli Calcarati
Botanical: Phaseolus calcaratus Roxburgh, Phaseolus angularis Wight (Leguminosae)
Other names:
Description: Rice Bean.

Actions
Diuretic; Resolves oedema; Expels toxins; Drains the pus; ...

Origin of chi xiao dou
* Phaseolus calcaratus Roxb.: Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi. * Phaseolus angularis: whole China.;

Preparation of chi xiao dou
The plant is uprooted in autumn when the fruit is ripe, and dried in the sun. The seed is collected, removed from foreign matter, and dried in the sun again.;

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