Names Of Gua Lou


Gua Lou TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Trichosanthes Fruit
  • Pinyin Name: Gua Lou
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How Is Gua Lou Categorized?

Gua Lou Functional Category

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Temperature - Taste

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Our Database Has 15 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat Category

How Is Gua Lou Used Clinically?

Gua Lou 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.

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How Is Gua Lou Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Gua Lou

  • Dosage: 9-30g

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