Semen Phaseoli


Seed of Phaseolus calcaratus Roxb. or P. angularis Wight, family Leguminosae.

P. calcaratus: Seed flat-cylindrical with a purplish red surface; hilum white and slightly protruded, with a concave groove in the middle. P angukiris: Seed rectangular-cylindrical with flat ends, dark red or brown; hilum line white and not protruded. Both are sweet and sour in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to spleen, heart and small intestine channels.

1. Promote diuresis to eliminate dampness: For edema, ascites, dysuria, wet beriberi, diarrhea and jaundice.
2. Detoxify and promote drainage of pus: For skin infection (both oral and external use available).

Pharmacological Action
20% decoction inhibitis the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella flexneri and Bacillus typhoid in vitro.

Administration Decoction: 10-30g.
Extemal use: Appropriate amount.


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