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Semen Trichosanthis

Gua Lou Zi
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Name

Gua Lou Zi (Snakegourd Seed)

  1. Gua Lou Zi
  2. Snakegourd Seed
  3. Gua Lou Ren
  4. 瓜蔞仁
  5. 瓜蒌仁
  6. 瓜蒌子
  7. 瓜蔞子

The Effect of Semen Trichosanthis

Property

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

Actions

Moisten lung, resolve phlegm and lubricate intestines.

Indications

Cough due to phlegm-heat, dry-stagnation-type constipation, carbuncle, oligogalactia.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cations

It is incompatible with Niu Xi and it is contraindicated for combining with Wu Tou.