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Trichosanthes Kirilowii Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Trichosanthes Kirilowii
Glycemic Index / Load
Chinese Cucumber
Botanical Name
Trichosanthes Kirilowii
Hindi Name
Kakur, Kantola, Kakrol
Chinese Name
Gua Lou, Gou Lou Pi

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Trichosanthes Kirilowii Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Trichosanthes Kirilowii

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Trichosanthes Kirilowii

Taste of
Trichosanthes Kirilowii

Nature of
Trichosanthes Kirilowii


Parts Used

Roots, Seeds, Leaves, Fruits

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Trichosanthes Kirilowii

Avoid use during Pregnancy.
Do not take it with Aconite.
Avoid using it for more than one month.
Do not consume it if you suffering from Diarrhea, Nausea and Spleen Deficiency.
Excessive doses of Chinese Cucumber may cause miscarriage, allergic reactions, fever, headache, throat pain, joint and neck stiffness, pain, Liver and Kidney.
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Chinese Cucumber is a fruit of a vine.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
Vine creeps up to 6 M.
Best used for Prostate Cancer.

In TCM :
Chinese Cucumber Fruit : Gua Lou, Gua Lou Shi
Chinese Cucumber Root : Tian Hua Fen
Chinese Cucumber Rind : Gua Lou Ke
Trichosanthes Peel : Gua Lou Pi
Trichosanthes Seeds : Gua Lou Ren
Meridians associated : Lung, Stomach and Large Intestine

Cancer Treatment: Useful in treating Lungs Cancer, Breast Cancer and Cancer of Gastrointestinal Tract.
Trichosanthes Rosthornii is a related species.
Antagonistic activity :
Action of Trichosanthes Kirilowii maybe antidoted, canceled and or may be adversely affected by any of the following herbs :
Aconitum Kusnezoffii
Aconitum Carmichaelii


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Materia Medica for Trichosanthes Kirilowii

Trichosanthes Kirilowii General

Trichosanthes Kirilowii is effective medicinally. The leaf and stem of the plant are Febrifuge. The fruit is Antibacterial, Anticholesterolemic, Antifungal and Laxative in nature.
Soup prepared from the fruit of the herb cures Cold and Influenza. The rind of the fruit is used to treat Cancer, Jaundice and Bronchial Infections with thick phlegm and Sore Throat.
The fresh root is used as Aborfacient. The root is used to cure Diabetes and Dry Cough.
The powdered root and seed are Antitumor. It is used to treat Mammary Cancer and Invasive moles.
It moistens the Lungs. It removes phlegm and activates qi. It relieves choking sensation in the Chest.
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22 Feb 2017
Please what is the protocol of Trichosanthes Kirilowii for curing HIV/AIDS
24 Feb 2017
Sutherlandia frutescensn is the wonder herb in curing HIV. Another is Nigella Sativa. -Take 2 teaspoon of Black seed concoction, twice a day. Drink this for 3 months. -Olive leave extract is another very imporatant herb in this regimen. You may even take capsules, two capsules every day.
Crystal George ( United States )
15 May 2020
this is very interesting! i came across this site randomly & i'm really glad I did.
I have an abscessed tooth, could I use this to help it? if so, how would I use it?
I really don;t wanna get a root canal.
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