1. TCM Wiki
  2. Wang Gua Gen

Wang Gua Gen

王瓜根
王瓜根 #

Name

Wang Gua Gen (Japanese Snakegourd Root)

  1. 王瓜根
  2. Radix Trichosanthis Cucumeroidis
  3. Japanese Snakegourd Root
  4. Tu Gua Gen
  5. 土瓜根

The Effect of Wang Gua Gen

Property

Bitter, cold; bladder, lung and heart meridians entered.

Actions

Purge heat, promote the secretion of saliva, break blood, eliminate stasis.

Indications

Difficult urination, amenorrhea, constipation caused by heat accumulation, jaundice, sores, abdominal mass, polydipsia caused by fever.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~9 g, or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated in case of deficiency cold in the spleen ans stomach and pregnant women.