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Pericarpium Trichosanthis

Gua Lou Pi
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Name

Gua Lou Pi (Pericarpium Trichosanthis)

  1. Gua Lou Pi
  2. 瓜蔞皮
  3. 瓜蒌皮

The Effect of Pericarpium Trichosanthis

Property

Sweet, cold; lung and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Moisten lung and resolve phlegm, move qi and soothe chest.

Indications

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.

Cations

It is contraindicated in case of damp phlegm due to spleen deficiency. It is contraindicated for combining with Wu Tou.