Pinyin: si gua luo

ENGLISH NAME: Luffa

LATIN NAME: Luffae Fructus Retinervus

Pinyin: si gua luo

Properties: sweet, neutral
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Liver

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Eliminates Toxins, Dissolves Phlegm

2. Opens Peripheral Channels and Collaterals, and Dispels Wind

3. Opens Peripheral Channels and Collaterals in the Breast

4. Dissolves Phlegm

5. Stops Bleeding

DOSAGE
For internal use, 10 to 15 grams in decoction or as pow- der. Si Gua Luo is commonly used internally and topical- ly in calcined form.