(Sun Zhen's food taboo)
[synonym] rice bean (daily herbal), meidou, Baimu bean and Gandou (flora of Guangzhou).
[source] it is the seed of cowpea.
[plant morphology] cowpea
Annual erect herb, 20-40 cm high. Terminal leaflets ovate rhombic, both leaflets obliquely ovate, apex mucronate, margin entire or subentire. Raceme axillary, long petiolate; usually with cushion glands between flowers; calyx campanulate, light green, calyx teeth lanceolate, upper 2 calyx teeth often connate; petals extend greatly beyond calyx; stamens 2 bundles. The pods are 7-15 cm long and the seeds are of different colors. The flowering period is from July to August. The fruit ripens in September.
It is cultivated in all provinces of China.
[flavor] sweet and salty, flat.
① "Sun Shaoren's food taboo": "it tastes salty. "
② Jiayou materia medica: "it's flat and nontoxic. "
③ "Pinhui essence" is sweet in taste, flat in nature and non-toxic. "
[Guijing] into the spleen and kidney.
① "Go through the kidney meridian" in the book of Materia Medica. "
② "Into the intestine, stomach and kidney. "
Functions and indications: regulating the middle Qi, strengthening the spleen and kidney.
① Sun Zhenren's food taboo: "kidney disease should be eaten. "
② Meng Shen: "tonifying the five zang organs, regulating the middle and helping the twelve meridians. "
③ Rihuazi materia medica: "beans warm the stomach. Leaf, benefit five zang organs, lower Qi. "
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