Trichosanthes seed - 8 oz.

Trichosanthes seed - 8 oz.

Trichosanthes seed - 8 oz.

SKU FES930-8
Brand Far East Summit Single Herb Liquid Extracts (8:1)
Unit Size 8
Potency 8:1
Taste Sweet
Properties Cold
Contraindications Contraindicated in those with a weak, deficiency Spleen and either nausea or loose stoo
Chinese Symptomology Phlegm-heat cough; Stifling sensation, pain, or diaphragmatic pressure due to accumulations of phlegm in the chest; Dry constipation, especially when it appears in a pattern of Lung heat with dry mouth, thirst, and irritability; Breast abscess and swelling and unsupporated sores. - Bensky
Actions Moistens both the Lungs and Intestines, cools and transforms phlegm. - Bensky
Pattern Phlegm-heat; Accumulations of phlegm in the chest; Lung heat; Dry intestines; Unsupporated sores. - Bensky
Channels Entered Lung, Stomach, Large Intestine - Bensky
Chinese name Gua Lou Ren
English name Trichosanthis Semen
Description

Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica

  • Clears and transforms phlegm-heat:  for phlegm-heat cough.  Both cools and moistens.  Especially useful for cough with chest pain and thick, difficult-to-expectorate sputum.*
  • Expands the chest:  for accumulations of phlegm in the chest leading to a stifling sensation, pain, or diaphragmatic pressure.*
  • Moistens the Intestines:  for dry constipation, especially when it appears in a pattern of Lung heat with dry mouth, thirst, and irritability.*
  • Promotes healing of sores:  used adjunctively for breast abscess and swelling as well as sores that have not yet supporated.*
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