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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE HERBS
Pinyin: gua lou pi
English Name: Trichosanthes (Fruit Rind)
Latin Name: Trichosanthis Pericarpium
Properties: sweet, cold
Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Lung, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Clears the Lungs, Dissolves Phlegm, Regulates Qi and Expands the Chest
6 to 12 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Gua Lou Pi should be used with caution in patients experiencing deficiency and weakness of the Spleen and Stomach
• Gua Lou Pi is incompatible with Wu Tou (RadixAconiti).
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