Gua Lou (Trichosanthes Fruit) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Trichosanthes Fruit
  • Pinyin Name:  Gua Lou
  • 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.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 9-30g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Lung ◦ Large Intestine ◦ Stomach

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Cold (Han) ◦ Sweet (Gan)

    Contraindication Notes:


    Herbal Formulas Which Include Gua Lou

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Gua Lou (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

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