Gua Lou, Snakegourd Fruit, Fructus Trichosanthis
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Common Name: Snakegourd Fruit
Chinese Name: Gua Lou 瓜蒌
Latin Name: Fructus Trichosanthis
Other Name: Trichosanthes Kirilowii, Trichosan-thes Rosthornii, 天撤、苦瓜、山金匏、药瓜皮
Origin: Shandong, Henan, Hebei Province, China
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
More About This TCM (In English):
Sweet, lightly bitter, cold; lung, stomach and large intestine meridians entered.
Clear heat and resolve phlegm, moisten and resolve dry-phlegm, open chest and dissipate accumulation, moisten intestine and relax bowel.
A. Cough and dyspnea due to heat-phlegm, cough due to dry-phelgm
This herb is sweet, cold and moist in property. It is good at clearing lung heat, moistening dryness of lung to resolve heat-phlegm and dry-phlegm.
B. Chest impediment, thoracic accumulation
This herb can resolve phlegm and promote qi flow to obtain the action of easing chest and dissipating nodulation. So it is mostly indicated for fullness, oppression and distending pain of chest caused by obstruction of combination of phlegm and qi.
C. Lung abscess, intestine abscess and acute mastitis
This herb can clear heat, dissipate accumulation and resolve swelling.
D. Constipation due to dryness of intestine
Gua Lou Ren is moist in property and can moisten dryness with laxation to relax bowel. So it is indicated for constipation due to dryness of intestine.
Read More Info. About It (In Chinese 中文介绍):
瓜蒌, 中药材名。本品为葫芦科植物栝楼Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim. 或双边栝楼Trichosan-thes rosthornii Harms 的干燥成熟果实。秋季果实成熟时，连果梗剪下，置通风处阴干。
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