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Herbology

 
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Chinese Waxgourd Peel

Herb name (Chinese): 冬瓜皮
Herb name (Pin Yin): dōng guā pí
Herb name (English): Chinese Waxgourd Peel
Herb name (Botanical): Exocarpium Benincasae
Origin of species: Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn.
Part(s) of herb used: Exocarp
Geo-specific habitat(s): Most parts of China
Taste(s) & Properties: • Sweet
• Cool
• Administrates the Spleen and Small Intestine Meridians
Action(s): • Relieves water retention
• Eases symptoms of heat stroke