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Herbology

 
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Snakegourd Fruit

Herb name (Chinese): 瓜蒌
Herb name (Pin Yin): guā lóu
Herb name (English): Snakegourd Fruit
Herb name (Botanical): Fructus Trichosanthis
Origin of species: Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim. Trichosanthes rosthornii Harms
Part(s) of herb used: Fruit
Geo-specific habitat(s): Hebei, Henan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Shandong, Jiangsu
Taste(s) & Properties: • Sweet, slightly bitter
• Cold
• Administrates the Lung, Stomach and Large Intestine Meridians
Action(s): • Eases coughs with yellow oral discharge
• Relieves symptoms related to tightness in chest and constipation