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Chinese Waxgourd Seed

冬瓜子 Dong Gua Zi
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Dong Gua Zi (Chinese Waxgourd Seed)

  1. Dong Gua Zi
  2. 冬瓜子
  3. 冬瓜仁
  4. Dong Gua Ren
  5. Semen Benincasae

The Effect of Chinese Waxgourd Seed


Sweet, slightly cold; lung and large intestine meridians entered.


Nourish lung and resolve phlegm, cure abscess and promote diuresis.


Cough due to phlegm heat, edema, stranguria, dermatophytosis, haemorrhoids, appendicitis, pulmonary abscess.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~15 g or grind into powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into paste for applying.