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Semen Benincasae

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. Chinese Waxgourd Seed

The Effect of Semen Benincasae


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.