Gua Lou Pi (Pericarpium Trichosanthis)
The Effect of 瓜蒌皮
Sweet, cold; lung and stomach meridians entered.
Moisten lung and resolve phlegm, move qi and soothe chest.
Chest pain, sore throat, cough due to phlegm-heat, hematemesis, epistaxis, diabetes, sores and boils, constipation.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 9~12 g, or made into powder. Proper dosage is for external application, stir-baked it into charcoal and pounded into powder for applying.
It is contraindicated in case of damp phlegm due to spleen deficiency. It is contraindicated for combining with Wu Tou.