Mung beans have been used for thousands of years in Asia for their numerous and outstanding health benefits. They are a household staple as they are used to treat allergic reactions to food and food poisoning.
These little beans have the power to clear heat and prevent summer heat related symptoms, detox the body, clear the skin and reduce acne, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and help to cool inflammation.
Symptoms of summer heat are excess body heat, profuse sweating, parched mouth and throat, constipation, seemingly mysterious fevers, nausea, diarrhea, sweating, irritability, dizziness.
Their ability to fight inflammation and detox the body is so tremendous that health experts even recommend them for sepsis, burns, pesticide or lead poisoning, food poisoning, and alcoholism.
The taste of mung beans is categorised as sweet and cooling. They clear toxins from the skin, which helps in the reduction of acne and other skin symptoms, such as the common skin rash, cold sores, mouth ulcers, pimples and boils.
The proteins, tannins and flavonoids in mung beans are also considered effective for binding to and clearing pesticides and heavy metals like mercury and lead from the body.
Because mung beans are so cooling in essence, don't eat too often or if you have low stomach Yang, on an empty stomach, allergic to mung bean, combined with other medicines, or herbs or with serious digestion problems. If you have any questions, talk to your TICM doctor.