Gua Lou (Trichosanthes Fruit) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Gua Lou
English Name: Trichosanthes Fruit

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Clears heat and transforms phlegm-heat - for heat-induced coughs with sputum that is thick and difficult to expectorate.
  • Expands the chest and dissipates nodules - constriction, pain, lung abscesses, breast abscesses.
  • The peel, Gua Lou Pi, clears and transforms phlegm heat - dissipates nodules, regulates qi - dry cough, throat, cough, difficult to expectorate sputum.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 9-30g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

Staff Clinician Notes

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