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Introduction To Prepared Soybean (dan dou chi)










Prepared Soybean (dan dou chi)

Semen Sojae Praeparatum

Properties: The drug is pungent and sweet in flavour, slightly bitter in nature and acts on the lung and stomach channels.  Pungent for its relatively weak effect of dispersing exopathogens, the drug is good at dispersing stagnated heat in the chest to relieve vexation.

Effects: Dispelling exopathogens and relieving vexation.


1.  The drug is often used in combination with Chinese green onion, such as Cong Chi Decoction, to treat light wind-cold syndromes affected by exopathogens; and with peppermint, honeysuckle flower and other diaphoretics pungent in flavour and cool in nature, to treat wind-heat type of exterior syndromes.

2.  To treat epidemic febrile disease caused by exopathogens in the upper Jiao, oppressed feeling in the chest, vexation and insomnia, it is often used in conjunction with capejasmine fruit for dispersing accumulated heat, such as Zhizi Chi Decoction.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Prepared Soybean (dan dou chi) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of  Prepared Soybean (dan dou chi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $57.00.


If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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