Chinese Herb: Xi Gua (Watermelon Fruit), Fructus Citrulli Vulgaris
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Chinese Herb: Xi Gua (Watermelon Fruit), Fructus Citrulli Vulgaris

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Herbs that Clear and Relieve Summerheat

Cold Xi Gua (Fructus Citrulli Vulgaris)
Channels:
BL, HT, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Citrulli Vulgaris
Chinese:
西瓜
Tone Marks:
xī guā

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Relieves Summerheat, Generates Fluids, and Promotes Urination
    For patterns associated with Summerheat, especially when there is excess thirst, dry heaves, or scanty urination.
  • Reduces Jaundice
    Used with other substances in treating icteric hepatitis.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution in cases of damp-cold and cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 15-30 grams.
  • Part used: juice.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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