Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Momordicae
Common English: Momordica Fruit
Grosvenor's Momordica Fruit
Arhat Fruit
Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing: Herbs that Relieve coughing and Wheezing
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Moistens and cools the Lungs, resolves Phlegm and stops cough

Coughing due to Lung Heat or Dryness

Chronic daytime cough with or without sputum

Lung Yin Deficiency

Generates body Fluids and relieves thirst

Summerheat Injuring the Body Fluids with thirst

Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels

Constipation due to Dryness, especially if Lung Qi is not being disseminated

Dissipates nodules

Phlegm nodules in the neck


Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu
Spica Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Lean Pork


Rx. Glehniae
Bei Sha Shen
Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Bul. Lilii
Bai He


Cough due to Lung Deficiency

Dry cough

Rz. Polygonati Odorati
Yu Zhu

Hb. Menthae Haplocalycis
Bo He
Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng
Cx. Mori
Sang Bai Pi

Per. Citri Reticulatae
Chen Pi
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia

Cough from Lung Dryness

Cough from Wind-Heat

Cough from Damp-Phlegm lingering in the Lungs

Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Fu Ling

Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Sm. Cannabis
Huo Ma Ren
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren
Sm. Pruni
Yu Li Ren

A dry throat and thirst from Summerheat injuring the Fluids

Constipation due to deplete Fluids from Lung qi not being disseminated

Constipation due to deplete Fluids

  • This herb is most suitable for weak patients with chronic respiratory disorders.
  • The leaf Folium Momordicae Grosvenori Luo Han Guo Ye is similar and usually used for chronic throat problems and chronic bronchitis.
  • Decoct alone and serve as a tea for thirst due to Summerheat.