- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Luffa cylindrica
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Luffa cylindrica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Luffa cylindrica
Luffa cylindrica in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Sigualuo
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Luffa
Specific Name : Retinervus luffae fructus
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn and summer when the fruit is ripe, the pericarp turns to yellow and the inner part withered, removed from exocarp and sarcocarp, washed clean, dried in the sun and removed from the seed.
Description : Inter-woven slivery vascular bundles, mostly prolate cylindrical, somewhat curved, 30 - 70 cm long, 7 - 10 cm in diameter. Externally pale yellowish white. Texture light, tenacious and springy, uneasily broken. 3 loculi visible, transverse section hollowed. Odour slight, taste weak.
Identification : Removed the remained seeds and exocarp and cut into sections.
Action : To remove obstruction from the collaterals, to promote blood circultion, and to dispel wind.
Indication : arthralgia with muscular contracture; distension and pain in the chest and costal regions, glactostasis
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
Synonymns for Luffa cylindrica
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Evidence or the Use of Luffa cylindrica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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