Name: Black bean.
Chinese name: 黑豆.
Thermal nature: Neutral.
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.