Red bean

red bean

Suitable for following types of body constitution:

Name: Red bean.

Chinese name: 赤小豆.

Thermal nature: Cold (slight).

Flavor: Sweet, sour.

Organ meridian: Heart, small intestine & spleen.

Properties: Encourage urination, relief water retention. Cools the body and detox.

Best for: Use for water retention especially lower part of body. 

Serving for one person: 10 to 30g.

Dietary caution: People with Yin deficiency should avoid eating red beans. 

Special note: There are two sizes of red beans in the market. The one that is mentioned here is the smaller, rounder types.