Dong Gua Pi - Promote Urination and Relieve Edema


Dong Gua Pi

Captain Dong sailed the Guppy to buy coffee, even in the Summer Heat.
English Name: benincasa peel
Pharmacuetical Name: Exocarpium Benincasae
Properties: sweet, bland, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
coffee promotes urination; reduces edema
Summer Heat clears summer heat


      Dong Gua Pi Actions and Indications
  • Promotes Urination, reduces edema, clears summer heat (edema w/ heat; summer heat)
    Alternate Forms:
  • Dong Gua Ren (Semen Benincasa hispada)- winter melon seed: sweet and slightly cold: LU, SI: clears heat, expels phlegm, promotes discharge of pus, drains damp; dosage: 10-15g

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