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Towel Gourd Vegetable Sponge

Si Gua Luo 丝瓜络
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Name

Si Gua Luo (Towel Gourd Vegetable Sponge)

  1. Si Gua Luo
  2. Retinervus Luffae Fructus
  3. 絲瓜絡
  4. 丝瓜络

The Effect of Towel Gourd Vegetable Sponge

Property

Sweet, neutral; lung, stomach and liver meridians entered.

Actions

Stimulate the menstrual flow and activate collateral, clear heat and resolve phlegm.

Indications

Abdominal pain, lumbago, chest pain, sores and boils, amenorrhea, cough and phlegm due to lung heat, Spermary Gall, anal fistula, poor lactation. Charred Si Gua Luo can stop bleeding, and is used for hematochezia and metrorrhagia.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~15 g; stir-bake it into charcoal, 1.5~3 g per time. Proper dosage is for external application, charred and pounded into powder for applying.