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Semen Benincasae

冬瓜子 Dong Gua Zi
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Name

Dong Gua Zi (Chinese Waxgourd Seed)

  1. Dong Gua Zi
  2. Chinese Waxgourd Seed
  3. Dong Gua Ren
  4. 冬瓜仁
  5. 冬瓜子

The Effect of Semen Benincasae

Property

Sweet, slightly cold; lung and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Nourish lung and resolve phlegm, cure abscess and promote diuresis.

Indications

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.