Dong Gua Pi


Dong Gua Pi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Dong Gua Pi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: benincasa peel
Pharmacuetical Name: Exocarpium Benincasae
Properties: sweet, bland, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, SI

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat, resolves water accumulations, resolves summer heat

    Alternate Forms:
  • Dong Gua Ren (Semen Benincasa hispada)- winter melon seed: sweet and slightly cold: LU, SI: clears heat, expels phlegm, promotes discharge of pus, drains damp; dosage: 10-15g

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes Urination, reduces edema, clears summer heat

  • (edema w/ heat; summer heat)