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Gua Lou Ren #1123M

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Pin Ying Name: Gua Lou Ren

Chinese Name: 瓜蔞仁

English Name: Trichosanthes Seed

Latin Name: Trichosanthis, Semen

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Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bitter
Sour
Acrid
Cold
Cool
Neutral
Lung
Stomach
Large Intestine
2-18g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat and transforms Hot Phlegm (cools and moistens the Lungs)

  • Phlegm-Heat cough (especially with thick, difficult to expectorate sputum)

Expands the chest

  • Phlegm accumulation in the chest with a stifling sensation, pain, or diaphragmatic pressure

Moistens the Intestines and promotes bowel movements

  • Dry constipation (especially with Lung/Large Intestine Heat)(dry mouth, thirst, irritability)

Promotes healing of sores (dissipates nodules and eliminates pus)

  • Adjunctively for unsuppurated sores, breast abscess and swelling

Promotes urination

  • Edema
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with weak, deficient Spleen with either nausea or loose stools.
  • Contraindicated for those with diarrhea due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.