Seed of Dollchos lablab L., family Leguminosae.
Seed flat-elliptical, 0.8-1.3 cm long. white, smooth, with a white eyebrow-shaped
caruncle in texture. Sweet and bland in taste, mild in nature, spleen
and stomach channels. Surface yellowish on one side. Hard and attributive
to spleen and stomach channels.
Invigorate the spleen and deprive dampness: For deficiency of spleen and
stomach manifested as poor appetite, loose stools or diarrhea, leucorrhagia,
fried sample is more suitable; for affection of summer-heat and dampness
manifested as vomiting, diarrhea, feeling of oppression in the chest,
fresh sample is more suitable.
Containing phytoagglutinin, trypsin and amylase inhibitors.