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Dong Gua Pi

冬瓜皮

  • Pharm Name

    Benincasae Exocarpium

  • Common Name

    Wintermelon Peel

  • Category

    Dispel Wind-Dampness

  • Ingredients

  • Taste

    Sweet, Bland

  • Pao Zhi

  • Temperature

    Slightly Cold

  • Action / Indication

    1. Stimulates urination, clears heat, and reduces edema: used to treat edema due to damp-heat or summerheat.
  • Treatment Principles

    Stimulates Urination
    Reduces Edema
    Clears Heat

  • Contraindication

    Caution with damp cold or loose stools.

  • Dosages

    15-30g

  • Meridians

    LU, SI

  • Tom's Comment

    1. Dong Gua Pi is the peel of Chinese wintermelon. It is commonly used for Hot-Lin Syndrome.
    2. Dong Gua Pi is often used externally to address Damp-Heat toxin on the skin.
  • Source

  • Formula Type