|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
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
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;
- Benefits breasts; relieves toxicity (swelling / burning
of breasts, breast abcess, insufficient lactation, PMS breast swelling
- Dissolves Phlegm (cough w/ profuse phlegm and chest
pain, mild effect for LU heat cough, pain arising from phlegm stagnation)
- Charred Si Gua Lou stop bleeding such as hematochezia or profuse menstrual bleeding.
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