Source Dried Skeleton of Vegetable Sponge is the dried vascular bundles of ripe fruit of Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem. (Fam. Cucurbitaceae)
Producing Areas All parts of China
Properties Sweet, Neutral
Channels Lung, Stomach, Liver
- Treats wind-dampness of Bi syndrome manifested as anthralgia
Promotes blood circulation and removes obstructions, thus relieving muscular contracture and musculoskeletal pain.
- Relieves chest pain and congestion
- Relieves mastitis, with inflammation of the breast or mammary gland
- Alleviates summer heat and cough due to lung-heat
Usage and Dosage
4.5-9 g is used in decoction for oral use.
Also for external use.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is big in size, complete, tough, pale yellowish white in colour and with clear criss-crossed lines of the fibrous tubes and without seeds.
Keep in a ventilated and dry place, and protect from mould.