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Exocarpium Citrulli

西瓜翠衣
西瓜翠衣 #

Name

Xi Gua Cui Yi (Exocarpium Citrulli)

  1. 西瓜翠衣
  2. Watermeion Peel
  3. Xi Gua Pi
  4. 西瓜皮
  5. Xi Gua Cui Yi

The Effect of Exocarpium Citrulli

Property

Sweet, bland, cool; heart, stomach and bladder meridians entered.

Actions

Clear summer-heat and promote diuresis.

Indications

Edema, polydipsia due to summer-heat, oliguria and dark urine, ulceration in the mouth.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~30 g, or made into powder. Stir-bake it into charcoal and then pound into powder for external application.