Quan gua lou used in Chinese medicine, United Kingdom, 2005

Made:
2005 in United Kingdom
Tiannanxing (Semen et Fructus Trichosanthis) NB - Herbs currently sealed in packet. General view of packet with Tiannanxing (Semen et Fructus Trichosanthis) NB - Herbs currently sealed in packet. General view. Black background.

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Tiannanxing (Semen et Fructus Trichosanthis) NB - Herbs currently sealed in packet. General view. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Quan gua lou (Semen et fructus trichosanthis), used in Chinese medicine, UK, 2005

Known in Chinese as Quan gua lou, this preparation is also known as Semen et fructus trichosanthis. It is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to loosen the chest as a treatment for colds or breathing difficulties, to moisten the intestines and to improve blood circulation. In TCM, the taste of a herb or plant is thought to indicate its use. Quan gua lou is also used with other ingredients to treat a wide range of conditions. The package was purchased in London from Beijing Tong Ren Tang, a maker of Traditional Chinese Medicines.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
2005-675
Measurements:
one piece: x x 10 mm, 76 mm,
type:
herbal medicine
taxonomy:
  • drug