Exocarpium Benincasae

 

Source
The exocarpiun of Beninoasa hispida (Thunb.) Cong., family Cucurbitaceae.

Characteristics
The sample appearing as irregular involuted pieces; outer surface light green and glaucous; inner surface with visible vascular bundles. Sweet in taste, siightly cold in nature, and attributive to kidney, stomach and small intestine channels.

Indication
1. Promote diuresis to relieve edema: For edema and dysuria.
2. Clear away summer-heat: For summer-heat syndrome with thirst, oliguria and reddish urine.

Pharmacological Action
Diuretic.

Administration Decoction: 15-30g.


   

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