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Dong Gua Zi #1305

Pin Ying Name: Dong Gua Zi

Chinese Name: 冬瓜子

English Name: Winter Melon Seed

Latin Name: Benincasae, Semen

Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Cold
Cool
Neutral
Lung
Stomach
Large Intestine
Small Intestine
Spleen
3-20g 30g (Maximum)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat, expels Phlegm, expels pus and moistens the Lungs

  • Lung Heat with expectoration of thick, yellow sputum
  • Intestinal Heat
  • Damp-Heat with Phlegm Obstruction in the Upper or Lower Jiao as in Intestinal abscess

Clears Heat and drains Dampness

  • Damp-Heat vaginal discharge
Contraindications
  • Use caution for those with edema due to malnutrition.
  • Use caution for those with Damp-Cold or loose stools.