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Dong Gua Ren

冬瓜子

  • State/School

    California License Exams, Pacific College Comps

  • Alias

    Dong Gua Zi/Dong Gua Ren

  • Pharm Name

    Benincasae Semen

  • Common Name

    Winter Melon Seed

  • Category

    Dispel Wind-Dampness

  • Ingredients

  • Taste

    Sweet

  • Pao Zhi

  • Temperature

    Cool

  • Action / Indication

    1. Clears heat, eliminates phlegm, and expels pus: used to treat Lung or intestinal abscesses, and bronchitis.
    2. Clears damp-heat: used to treat itchy, foul vaginal discharge.
    3. Stimulates urination: used as an adjunctive herb to treat edema, dysuria, and nephritis.
  • Treatment Principles

    Clears Heat
    Eliminates Phlegm
    Expels Pus
    Clears Damp-Heat
    Stimulates Urination

  • Contraindication

    Caution with cold in the Middle or loose stools.

  • Dosages

    3-12g. Use dry-fried to warm the Middle and resolve dampness.

  • Meridians

    LU, ST, LI, SI

  • Tom's Comment

  • Source

  • Formula Type