Chinese Herbs: Gua Lou Pi (Trichosanthes Peel, Snake Gourd Peel), Pericarpium Trichosanthis Kirlowii
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Chinese Herbs: Gua Lou Pi (Trichosanthes Peel, Snake Gourd Peel), Pericarpium Trichosanthis Kirlowii

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Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

Cold Gua Lou Pi (Pericarpium Trichosanthis Kirlowii)
Channels:
LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Pericarpium Trichosanthis Kirlowii
Chinese:
栝楼皮
Tone Marks:
guā lóu pí
Alt Names:
Yao Gua

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Transforms Phlegm Heat, Regulates Qi and Expands Chest
    For cough that is dry or with difficult to expectorate sputum, dyspnea, chest congestion, chest pain that is worse with pressure, yellow sputum, wheezing, dry throat, early stages of breast abscesses, and clumping in the chest.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency
  • Do not use with Wu Tou

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This herb is incompatible with:
  • Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
  • Cao Wu (Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata)
  • Chuan Wu (Radix Aconiti Preparata)