SI GUA LUO
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Retinervus Luffae Fructus

Nomenclature

SI GUA LUO
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Retinervus Luffae Fructus
Other Names

Luffa Sponge (usually calcinated)''

Luffae Fructus


Properties:

Sweet
Lung / LU Stomach / ST Liver / LR


Dosage and Toxicity

10 – 15 gm


Functions

Eliminates toxins, dissolves phlegm (topically)
Opens the channels and dispels wind (internally, Bi Pain, stiffness and tightness of tendons)
Opens the channels in the breast (breast distention, tenderness, obstruction, insufficient milk)
Dissolves Phlegm and chest pain
Charred, it stops bleeding


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