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.