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Pinyin name: Gua Lou Ren
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: trichosanthes seed, snake gourd seed
Botanical name: trichosanthes kirilowii
Pharmaceutical name: semen trichosanthes
Properties: sweet, cold
Channels entered: large intestine, lung, stomach
Chinese therapeutic actions: moistens the lung, lubricates the intestines, promotes bowel movement, dissipates nodules, eliminates pus