When talking about beans, mung bean is commonly used to detoxify liver but is surprised to know that adzuki bean is “the king of detoxification” among bean types. According Orient medicine, adzuki bean is warm property and mildly sweet, good for heat-relieving, uretic, blood tonic and body detoxification.
Ingredients: 100% red adzuki beans – no preservatives, no chemicals.
Red adzuki bean is rich of vitamin B, having alkaline-forming properties, so it works as a natural laxative to relieve constipation and detoxify intestines and liver. Besides, the high content of fiber in the red outer of adzuki bean can help to stimulate the bowel movement and ability of colon and intestinal cleansing. It is suitable for people who often drinks alcohol and who has problem of gastrointestinal health.
It is a kidney and yan tonic, having a heat-relieving effect. The high concentration of adzuki bean tea can provide a good sleep and cure insomnia. So it is recommended for older people who feel hard to get sleep, have weak kidney function, kidney failure, kidney inflammation, cystitis.
Method to roast beans for making tea:
Soak adzuki bean in boiling water for 5 min then drain off. Roast the beans at medium heat until evenly cooked which is indicated by shrunk beans (uncooked bean has a stinking flavor and cause bloated stomach). Cool down the roasted bean in a container with a cover. (Macrobiotic Booklet, p.35)
To brew tea, add 3 tbsp of roasted beans into 750 ml water and bring to a boil for 10 min. Another way is to add the roasted beans and boiling water into a thermos bottle and infuse for 15 min. It is possible to brew adzuki beans with brown rice and serve warm all day long. The purpose of this combination is to enhance yan energy and support liver and kidney tonic.