$6.95 USA Shipping
90-Day Hassle-Free Returns

Home » Gua Lou Shi – Trichosanthes Fruit – Fructus Trichosanthis

Gua Lou Shi – Trichosanthes Fruit – Fructus Trichosanthis

Showing all 2 results

Gua Lou Shi

English Name: trichosanthes fruit, snake gourd fruit

Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Trichosanthis

Medica Category: Phlegm-Resolving Herbs

Properties: Gua Lou Shi enters the Large Intestine, Lung, and Stomach channels; it is sweet in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Gua Lou Shi?:

The Chinese Herb Gua Lou Shi is the dried, ripe fruit from the Chinese snake gourd (or Chinese cucumber– (Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim.; Trichosanthes rosthornii Harms.).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Gua Lou Shi:

Gua Lou Shi moistens the Lung and dissolves phlegm to address cough from Lung heat with yellow, sticky phlegm that is difficult to expectorate. This herb also moistens the Large Intestine and can also address hard stools that may present in conjunction with this diagnostic pattern (in the Lung).

Gua Lou Shi regulates qi circulation in the Lung and expands the chest when there are feelings of oppression/tightness and pain with wheezing.

  • (note for students and practitioners: treats xiong bi (painful obstruction of the chest) due to heat and phlegm beneath the Heart or xiong bi due to cold stagnation with yang deficiency.

Gua Lou Shi dissipates nodules and drains pus to treat abscesses of the lungs, intestines, and breasts.

Articles Related To Tag: Gua Lou Shi – Trichosanthes Fruit – Fructus Trichosanthis

  • Best Chinese Herbs for Sciatica

    Few of us will get through life without a backache now and then. But what can you do when back pain takes over your hip, buttocks, and leg? You’ve got sciatica – and Chinese herbs can help. Sciatica is a specific type of back and leg pain often caused by arthritis in the spine or…

  • The Best Chinese Herbs for Osteoarthritis

    Think of your body like a machine. When it is nourished and healthy, it moves with ease. But over time, the body’s oil (blood and Qi) and shock absorbers (your cartilage) begin to wear down. This causes friction between the hinges, gears, and other moving parts (your bones and joints) that allow your body to…

  • The Best Chinese Herbs for Diabetes and Blood Sugar Management

    Today, nearly 40 million Americans struggle with diabetes – a number that grows each year. With diabetes on the rise, many people are looking for safe and natural ways to complement their diabetes treatment and keep blood sugar balanced. If that’s you (or you want to prevent diabetes), Chinese herbs for blood sugar control might…

  • Best Chinese Herbs for Fibromyalgia

    Does waking up each day feeling energized, free from pain, and ready to embrace life to the fullest feel like an impossible dream? Unfortunately, for millions of people living with fibromyalgia, even simple daily tasks like walking, cooking, or commuting can be overwhelming exhausting, and even painful. Chinese herbs for fibromyalgia offer a glimmer of…

  • Best Chinese Herbs for Juvenile Arthritis

    No parent wants to see their child in pain. But what can you do when your child develops a chronic pain condition and other treatments just don’t work? If you haven’t considered using Chinese herbs for juvenile arthritis, you may have found your new solution. Childhood pain conditions have been treated successfully with Traditional Chinese…