TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "si gua luo" which in english is "dried vegetable sponge", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, lung and stomach channels and exhibits neutral (ping) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, si gua luo is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, si gua luo is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... for blood stasis - pain, abscesses and ulcers, abdominal masses. )".