Pharmaceutical Latin: Semen Lablab Album
Semen Dolichorus Lablab
Common English: Hyacinth Bean
Herbs that Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clean and Relieve Summerheat
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
(Slightly Warm)
Powder: 6-10g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Summerheat and resolves Dampness

Summerheat with pronounced or chronic diarrhea, dysentery, nausea, vomiting and loud borborygmus

Strengthens the Spleen

Spleen Deficiency

  • Contraindicated for those with intermittent fevers and chills.
  • Contraindicated for those Cold disorders.
  • The prepared form is preferred as the raw form is considered toxic.

Hb. Moslae
Xiang Ru
Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis
Hou Po
(Fol. Nelumbinis)
(He Ye)

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rx. Dioscoreae

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Fu Ling
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Sudden turmoil disorder due to smoldering Summer Heat and Dampness.

Diarrhea or vaginal discharge due to Spleen Deficiency.

Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with Dampness.

Rx. Pseudostellariae
Tai Zi Shen
Rx. Dioscoreae
Fr. Oryzae Germinatus
Gu Ya

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Sm. Euryales
Qian Shi
Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao

Flos Puerariae
Ge Hua
Fr. Amomi Rotundus
Bai Dou Kou
Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren

Slight Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach.

Vaginal discharge with fatigue.

Alcohol intoxication.

Rz. Phragmitis
Lu Gen
Fol. Perillae
Zi Su Ye
Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Sm. Phaseoli
Lu Dou
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban

Puffer fish poisoning.

Arsenic poisoning.

Increases cellular immunity.

  1. Its main use is for digestive ailments related to ingestion of contaminated food and drink (Summerheat), summer colds and alcoholic intoxication.
  2. It may help treat diabetes.
  3. This herb can be used alone to treat poultry poisoning, calomel poisoning or powdered for arsenic poisoning.
  4. It is said that snakebites can be cured with External application of the smashed leaves of this herb.
  5. To treat spasms that occur after vomiting or diarrhea, add a little vinegar to a handful of smashed leaves of this herb, squeeze out the juice and apply it to the affected area.
  6. It is said that this herb cures Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with nausea, regurgitation, chronic diarrhea, dyspepsia, abdominal masses and infantile malnutrition.
  7. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  8. It is said that Stomach cancer and other tumors can be with the juice extracted from 750g of the leaves of this herb. Take frequently without dosage restriction.
  9. Toast to treat Spleen Deficiency.
  10. Lablab Testa Bian Dou Yi is the dried capsule of the hyacinth bean. It regulates the function of the Stomach and Spleen when diarrhea occur in the summer. Its dosage is 6-12g.
  11. Flos Lablab Bian Dou Hua is the dried flower of the hyacinth bean. It relieves Summerheat, removes Dampness and controls bleeding and is used to treat dysentery, diarrhea and leukorrhea. Its dosage is 6-12g.