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Si Gua Luo #1378M

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Pin Ying Name: Si Gua Luo

Chinese Name: 絲瓜絡

English Name: Luffa

Latin Name: Luffa Aegyptiaca

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Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Drain Dampness
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Neutral
Slightly Cold
Cold
Lung
Stomach
Liver
6-15g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Resolves toxicity and reduces swelling

  • Abscesses and other toxic sores.
  • Often used for breast abscesses, breast distention, lumps and insufficient lactation

Unblocks the channels and collaterals and dispels Wind

  • Wind-Damp Bi, soreness in the chest and flanks, pain and soreness in the muscles and sinews and stiffness in the joints, especially when Phlegm is part of the pattern
  • Traumatic injury

Unblocks the channels and collaterals in the breast

  • Breast distention and tenderness
  • Insufficient lactation or obstructed lactation

Expels Phlegm

  • Cough due to Lung Heat with high fever, chest pain, and difficult-to -expectorate sputum (for both adults and children)
Contraindications
  • When young, this herb can cause diarrhea.