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Gua Lou Shi

Trichosanthes Fruit | 栝蔞實
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SKU T6121

Ingredient: Trichosanthes fruit (gua lou).

Mandarin: 栝樓實
Pin-Yin: Gua Lou Shi
English: Trichosanthes Fruit
Romaji: Karojitsu
Kanji: 栝楼実
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Trichosanthis Pericarpium


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Sweet, cold

Channels Entered:

  • Large intestine, lung, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Clears heat and transforms phlegm-heat
  • Unbinds the chest
  • Aids in nodule dissipation and abscess reduction


  • Not recommended for those with deficiency and weakness of spleen and stomach
  • Not recommended to be combined with other drugs of the Aconitum complex


Commonly Found In:

  • Frutukkarua & Trichosanthes Formula; Trichosanthes & Chih-shih Combination; Trichosanthes, Bakeri & Pinellia Combination

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