Green Mung bean – cooked

In Ayurveda, the green variety of Mung is believed to be suitable for all 3 Doshas.
Lighter and easier to digest than most other beans, green mung beans are widely used for healing, especially in the restorative and cleansing Indian dishes Kitchari and  Dal.

Green mung is exceptional for cleansing the Liver and Gallbladder of phlegm and toxic residues, cleansing the blood of excess fat and cleansing the urinary tract of infection (by drinking the cooking water of green mung), while still nourishing the blood with protein and minerals.


Taste: Sweet

Natural Attributes: Light, Dry

Tissue impact (Vipak): Sweet, nourishing

Thermal impact (Virya): cooling

Dosha impact: decrease Kapha and Pitta, slightly increase Vata

Digestive impact (Agni): easy to digest

Channels (Srotas): opens the channels

Feces:  absorbs and retains

Urine: diuretic

Strength (Bala):  increases strength and immunity

Mind (Manas): Sattva

Effect: Immunomodulator, antacid, detoxicant, styptic

Chinese five element impact: Wood

Chinese medicine syndromes: clears Liver and gallbladder damp heat

Medicinal properties

  • Nourishment (rasa): fever, lethargy
  • Blood-circulation-liver: eyes, heat stroke, conjunctivitis, edema (especially in the lower extremities), high blood pressure, summer heat, cleanses heart and vascular system
  • Fat: losing weight
  • Bones-joints-tendon-ligaments: osteoarthritis
  • Mental: impatience
  • Skin: burns, boils, red skin outbreaks
  • Kidney-Bladder: painful urination, urinary difficulties
  • Respiratory system: alleviation of damp-heat conditions of excess
  • Digestive system: water absorbent, swelling, dysentery (cook with garlic), diarrhea, acidosis, gastro-intestinal ulcers, thirst, candida, irregular bowel movements, inflammation of the digestive tract, diarrhea
  • Cleansing: detoxifying, food poisoning (liquid from mung soup), lead and pesticide poisoning,  alcoholism, tongue coating

Harmful: conditions of coldness


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