Thermal nature: cooling.
- Detoxiﬁes the body,
- Beneﬁcial to the liver and gall bladder,
- Produces yin ﬂuids in general as well as speciﬁc yin ﬂuids for the liver,
- Alleviates damp—heat in the body,
- Diuretic; reduces swelling.
Conditions: food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, painful urination, mumps, burns, lead and pesticide poisoning, boils, heat stroke, conjunctivitis, and edema—especially edema in the lower extremities. Also useful in the treatment of high blood pressure, acidosis, and gastro-intestinal ulcers marked by heat signs, inﬂamed (red) skin out breaks, summer heat, thirst, restlessness, impatience, and urinary difficulty accompanied by heat signs.
One of the most important beans therapeutically, they are particularly useful because of their capacity to cleanse the heart and vascular system and reduce toxicity (according to author Hong-Yen Hsu, they remove all toxins).
Sprouted mung beans are commonly available in grocery stores. They are very cooling with 3 sweet ﬂavor, used to
- Detoxify the body,
- Treat alcoholism,
- Build the yin ﬂuids,
- To improve the “triple heater” function of Chinese medicine.
Food poisoning (drink liquid from mung soup),
Dysentery (cook with garlic),
Consume mung soup to treat inﬂamed (red) skin out breaks, summer heat, thirst, restlessness, impatience, and urinary difficulty accompanied by heat signs.