Pinyin: gua lou pi

English Name: Trichosanthes (Fruit Rind)

Latin Name: Trichosanthis Pericarpium

Pinyin: gua lou pi

Properties: sweet, cold
Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Lung, Stomach

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Clears the Lungs, Dissolves Phlegm, Regulates Qi and Expands the Chest

DOSAGE
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).