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Tian Hua Fen


Also Known As:

Chinese Snake Gourd, Compound Q, Tian Hua Fen, Tian-Hua-Fen, Trichosanthes.
CAUTION: See separate listings for Chinese Cucumber fruit and Chinese Cucumber seed. Trichosanthes kirilowii.
Family: Curcurbitaceae.



Tian Hua Fen    Properties: BITTER, SWEET  - COLD                             Dosage: 9 – 15g.

Trichosanthes Root            Meridian: LUNG, STOMACH

                         -drains lung heat – transforms phlegm – moistens lung dryness

                  -drains heat, generates fluids – thirst, irritability, cough, thick sputum

                  -relieves toxicity, expels pus - toxic hot carbuncles, breast abscess


Also Used For:

Orally, Chinese cucumber root is used to treat HIV infection.
Intramuscularly, Chinese cucumber root is used to induce abortions (by intramuscular injection).
Chinese medicine, cucumber root is used orally to treat coughs, fever, swelling, tumors and diabetes. A starch extract is used for treating abscesses, amenorrhea, jaundice, frequent urination, and tumors.


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