Si Gua Luo - Dispel Wind Damp (treat arthritis) and Relieve Heat
LU, ST, LV (6-12g)

Si Gua Luo - The opera singer sang SI- GUA-LUO!!!
When the opera singer expels wind she really unblocks channels, but after she developed toxic breast abcess she had too much phlegm to keep singing.

English Name: luffa fiber, luffa vegetable sponge, towel-gourd
Pharmacuetical Name: Retinervus Luffae Fructus
Properties: sweet, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
expels wind... unblocks channels expels wind; unblocks channels
toxic breast abcess benefits breasts; relieves toxicity
phlegm dissolves phlegm


      Si Gua Lou Actions and Indications
  • Expels wind; invigorates collaterals (damp-heat bi obstructing of channels; chest and flank soreness; pain and soreness of muscles and sinews, stiffness and numbness of joints and tendons; traumatic injury)
  • Benefits breasts; relieves toxicity (swelling / burning of breasts, breast abcess, insufficient lactation, PMS breast swelling and tenderness)
  • Dissolves Phlegm (cough w/ profuse phlegm and chest pain, mild effect for LU heat cough, pain arising from phlegm stagnation)
    Special Notes:
  • Charred Si Gua Lou stop bleeding such as hematochezia or profuse menstrual bleeding.

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