Category: Herbs that Drain Fire

Xi Gua

Xi Gua

Pharmaceutical: Citrulli Fructus

English: watermelon fruit

Taste: sweet
Temperature: cold
Channels entered: Bladder, Heart, Stomach


Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in those with cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach.

Actions & Indications:

  • Clears summerheat and generates fluids: for summerheat patterns, especially those with significant thirst and dark, scanty urine and dry heaves.
  • Promotes urination and expels jaundice: recently used as an adjunct in the treatment of icteric hepatitis.