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Snakegourd Seed

Gua Lou Zi
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Gua Lou Zi (Snakegourd Seed)

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

The Effect of Snakegourd Seed


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


Moisten lung, resolve phlegm and lubricate intestines.


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.


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