Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Citrulli
Common English: Watermelon Fruit
Herbs that Clear Heat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Summerheat and generates Fluids

Summerheat patterns, especially with significant thirst, dark, scanty urine and dry heaves

Promotes urination and eliminates jaundice

Icteric hepatitis

Cools Lung and Stomach Heat

Lung and Stomach Heat

  • Use with caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.

Rx. Rehmanniae Juice
Xian Di Huang
Pear Juice

Fol. Nelumbinis
He Ye
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Fol. Nelumbinis
He Ye
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Flos Lablab Album
Bian Dou Hua

Damp-Heat Invading the Middle Jiao.

With Xi Gua Pi, for Summerheat.

Use with Xi Gua Cui Yi, for Exterior conditions in the summer.

  • This herb has recently been used to treat icteric hepatitis.
  • This herb is known as the natural White Tiger Decoction Bai Hu Tang because it cools Lung and Stomach Heat, resolves Summerheat, stops thirst, resolves irritability and facilitates urination.
  • The easiest way to take this herb is to eat watermelon.
  • It cools the Heart by guiding Pericardium Heat downward through the Small Intestine and Bladder.
  • It restores sobriety after over-consumption of alcohol.
  • Both Xi Gua and Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu clear Summerheat, resolve irritable thirst and facilitate urination. Xi Gua is sweet, bland juicy and Cold, clears Lung Heat, alleviates thirst and leeches out Dampness by promoting urination. Zhi Mu is bitter, Cold and moist, clears Lung Heat, cools the Stomach, drains Ministerial Fire and nourishes Lung and Stomach Yin.
  • Exocarpium Citrulli (Watermelon Rind) Xi Gua Pi is not as cooling as the flesh, but is a stronger diuretic and is best to treat edema. It is also used for jaundice with darkish urine.
  • Emerald Raiment of Watermelon Xi Gua Cui Yi, is the outermost layer of the fruit, which is specifically used in decoction for Summerheat. Dosage 5-10g.