Luo Han Guo – Momordica fruit – “Arhat Fruit”

Nature: sweet, neutral

Enters: Lung, Spleen

Actions: Moistens and cool the Lungs; dissipate nodules.

• Hot coughs, especially in cases of Lung Yin deficiency.
• Phlegm nodules in the neck, such as scrofula.
• Recently used as the source of a low-calorie sweetener.
Hong-Yen Hsu (Oriental Materia Medica): Diuretic, vasodilator – coronary and renal; strengthens capillaries, anti-inflammatory.

Dose: 9-15g (½ to 2 pieces of fruit)

Luo Han Ye: Momordica leaf
• Similar to the fruit.
• Chronic throat problems, chronic bronchitis.

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