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Retinervus Luffae Fructus

Si Gua Luo 丝瓜络
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Si Gua Luo (Towel Gourd Vegetable Sponge)

  1. Si Gua Luo
  2. 丝瓜络
  3. Towel Gourd Vegetable Sponge
  4. 絲瓜絡

The Effect of Retinervus Luffae Fructus


Sweet, neutral; lung, stomach and liver meridians entered.


Stimulate the menstrual flow and activate collateral, clear heat and resolve phlegm.


Abdominal pain, lumbago, chest pain, sores and boils, amenorrhea, cough and phlegm due to lung heat, Spermary Gall, anal fistula, poor lactation. Charred Si Gua Luo can stop bleeding, and is used for hematochezia and metrorrhagia.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~15 g; stir-bake it into charcoal, 1.5~3 g per time. Proper dosage is for external application, charred and pounded into powder for applying.