Semen Phaseoli Radiati


The seed of Phaseolus radiatus L, family Leguminosae.

Seed oblong, 0.3-0.4 cm long, with green spermoderm, short and small hilum, two yellow-green cotyledons presenting when the spermoderm is stripped off. Sweet in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to heart and lung channels.

1. Clear away heat and toxic materials, clear away summer-heat and promote diuresis: For preventing and treating summer-heat syndrome and miliaria, and for diarrhea of summer heat-dampness type, carbuncle, mumps, acne, edema and erysipelas.
2. Relieve the metallic and drug poisoning: For preventing and treating the poisoning of lead, arsenic, alcohol and Radix Aconiti.
3. Extemal use for clearing away heat and promoting tissue regeneration: For unhealing ruptured carbuncle and furuncle, skin ulcer.
4. Reduce the level of blood-fat: For hyperlipemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyridemia, hyperlipoproteinemia, etc.

Pharmacological Action
1. Diuretic.
2. Its coat exerts a bacteriostatic effect on staphylococcus.

Administration Decoction: 20-60g up to 100-250g. External use: Appropriate amount.


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