Chinese Waxgourd Peel

Source Winter Melon Peel is the exocarpiun of Beninoasa hispida (Thunb.) Cong., (Fam. Cucurbitaceae.)

Producing Areas All parts of China

Properties Sweet, Cool

Channels Spleen, Small Intestines


  • Promotes diuresis to relieve edema
    For edema and dysuria.
  • Clears away summer heat
    For summer-heat syndrome with thirst, oliguria and reddish urine.
  • Treats chronic cough
    May be decocted with honey.

Usage and Dosage
15−30 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Keep in a dry place and protect from mould and moths.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is large in size, externally green and glaucous.

Professional Tips
Dongguaren (Chinese waxgourd seed)Properties Sweet in flavour, cold in nature and attributive to the lung, stomach, large intestine and small intestine meridians.
Actions Clears away heat, resolves phlegm, eliminates abscess and evacuates pus.
Application Cough due to lung heat, lung abscess, intestine abscess, milky urine, leucorrhea and dysuria.