Prepared soybean (Douchi)
Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Sojae Preparatum
Botanical Name: Glycine max (L.) Merr.
Common Name: Prepared Soja, or Prepared soybean
Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu
Part Used: The seeds are gathered and subjected to a process of fermentation.
Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent, sweet, slightly bitter and cold
Meridians: Lung and stomach
1. To release the exterior.
2. To relieve restlessness.
1. Wind-cold exterior syndrome. Prepared soybean (Douchi) is used with Chinese green onion (Congbai) in the formula Cong Chi Tang.
2. Wind-heat exterior syndrome. Prepared soybean (Douchi) is used with Arctium fruit (Niubangzi) and Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao).
3. Irritability, restlessness and insomnia following febrile disease. Prepared soybean (Douchi) is used with Capejasmine (Zhizi) in the formula Zhizi Chi Tang.
Dosage: 10-15 g