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.