Gua Lou Trichosanthes Fruit - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Gua Lou Names

  • English Name: Trichosanthes Fruit
  • Pinyin Name: Gua Lou

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Gua Lou Cautions

Gua Lou Clinical Usages 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.

Gua Lou Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 9-30g

Gua Lou Appears In 1 Formula

Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan

  • Clear the Qi and Transform Phlegm Pill
    • Cough with thick yellow or green phlegm, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and possible fullness of the chest due to damp heat accumulation in the lungs.
  • Treat Phlegm
  • Clear Heat and Transform Phlegm

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