Aduki, or adzuki, beans are small maroon coloured beans with a white ridge on one side.

Protein, some vitamin B: thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus.

Thin, dry people should use this bean sparingly, combine with seaweeds to improve moistening effect.

Adverse Reaction
Intestinal gas and bloating, abdominal uncomfort, and flatulence.

Benefits and Uses

Tonifies the kidneys and adrenal function, detoxifies the body, removes heat conditions, disperses stagnant blood, reduces swelling, diuretic, drying, galactogogue, menorrhagia, leukorrhoea, jaundice, ascites, diarrhoea, oedema, boils, obesity or to promote weight loss. Nephritis and other kidney complaints, controlling candida.
Aduki paste externally for mumps and boils.


Aduki beans should be soaked over night to reduce cooking time and to reduce their intestinal gas properties.
Aduki paste: grind raw aduki beans to a powder and mix with warm water and enough honey to form a paste.
Aduki water: simmer one cup of beans in five cups of water for an hour, (remove 2 cups of water and continue cooking beans) take half a cup of juice 3 times a day.