Black bean

black beans

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Black bean.

Chinese name: 黑豆.

Thermal nature: Neutral.

Flavor: Sweet.

Organ meridian: Spleen, kidney.

Properties: Encourage blood flow, urination. Expel wind and detox. Strengthen spleen and kidney.

Best for: Use for difficulty in urination. Black beans is also useful for back pain and weak kidneys. It is also recommended for people with blood clogs. 

Serving for one person: 9 to 30g.

Dietary caution: Children should limit consumption of black beans. People with weak spleen and bloated stomach should limit consumption also.

Special note: In traditional chinese medicine, black beans (together with Licorice) have the effect of removal poisons due to wrong consumption of herbs.