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Trichosanthis Seed (Semen Trichosanthis) - 瓜蒌仁 (guā lóu rén)

Trichosanthis Seed (Semen Trichosanthis) - 瓜蒌仁 (guā lóu rén)

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Common Names: Trichosanthis Seed, Snakegourd Seed

Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Trichosanthis, Semen Trichosanthes Kirilowii

Chinese Names: 瓜蒌仁, 栝楼仁, 瓜蔞仁, 栝樓仁, 瓜米 Gua Lou Ren

Common Uses  in Traditional Chinese Medicine: 

Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat and transforms Hot Phlegm (cools and moistens the Lungs)

Phlegm-Heat cough (especially with thick, difficult to expectorate sputum)

Expands the chest

Phlegm accumulation in the chest with a stifling sensation, pain, or diaphragmatic pressure

Moistens the Intestines and promotes bowel movements

Dry constipation (especially with Lung/Large Intestine Heat)(dry mouth, thirst, irritability)

Promotes healing of sores (dissipates nodules and eliminates pus)

Adjunctively for unsuppurated sores, breast abscess and swelling

Promotes urination


Net Weight: 16 oz / 1 lb

Disclaimer & Precautions: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are pregnant or are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference or have a strong effect on the body. Loose, whole herbs may vary from pictures due to its natural form and cut. Bag packaging may also differ as we source from multiple sources to ensure we have product on hand. All will have labels indicating scientific name, Chinese name, and weight.

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