Senzu Beans (仙豆, Holy Beans) are a kind of mystical bean in the Dragon Ball series of immense rejuvenating properties.
Senzu Beans are grown by Korin in Korin Tower. When eaten, the consumer's energy and physical health are restored to their fullest; the effects are typically almost instantaneous for the recipient, making these beans a great asset both in and out of battle. Their texture is said to be a cross between an uncooked (or under ripe) bean and a celery stalk. Korin stated that one bean could keep a person full for ten days, though some who have eaten the beans have become hungry sooner, due to their naturally larger appetite (namely Saiyans as they generally eat much larger amounts of food). It has been seen that eating too many Senzu beans at a time is dangerous.
The Senzu's healing capabilities have been able to perform such feats as healing an impaled torso, and restoring fatally injured characters to perfect health on various occasions. However, it appears that the beans can not heal injuries that have already healed over (E.g. various scars and Saiyan tails) or cure ailments like a heart virus.
- Senzu Beans are based on lima beans.
- Senzu Beans taste like fish.