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Si Gua

丝瓜
丝瓜 #

Name

Si Gua (Towel Gourd)

  1. 丝瓜
  2. 絲瓜
  3. Towel Gourd

The Effect of Si Gua

Property

Sweet, cool; liver and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and resolve phlegm, cool blood and remove toxicity.

Indications

Edema, sores and boils, hematochezia, uterine bleeding, bloody stranguria, hypogalactia, haemorrhoid bleeding, asthma with cough, polydipsia caused by fever, sores.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or 60~120 g of the fresh.Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cautions

Do not take too much.