1. TCM Wiki
  2. Pericarpium Trichosanthis

Pericarpium Trichosanthis

Gua Lou Pi
1 #


Gua Lou Pi (Pericarpium Trichosanthis)

  1. Gua Lou Pi
  2. 瓜蒌皮
  3. 瓜蔞皮

The Effect of Pericarpium Trichosanthis


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.