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Tian Gua Zi

Tian Gua Zi
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Name

Tian Gua Zi (Muskmelon Seed)

  1. Semen Melo
  2. Muskmelon Seed
  3. 甜瓜子

The Effect of Tian Gua Zi

Property

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

Actions

Clear lung-fire and moisten the intestines, dissipate stasis and expel pus, heal the wound and alleviate pain.

Indications

Cough due to lung heat, constipation, traumatic injury, pulmonary abscess, acute appendicitis, fracture.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~30 g.

Cautions

It is contraindicated in case of diarrhea and deficiency cold in spleen and stomach.