Winter Melon | Dong Gua 冬瓜

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name: 冬瓜, Dong Gua Common English Name: Winter melon, wax gourd Common Form: Large melon/squash with either a snowy light green or waxy dark green skin and white flesh in the center with tan seeds. They are usually sold in slices because they are huge.  TCM Five Flavors: Sweet, bland TCM Energetics: Slightly cold Meridian Affiliation: Lung, Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Bladder Nutritional Science: Nutrients: calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B & C TCM Benefits: Promotes urination, benefits UTI, painful urination, and urination difficulty Clears heat and hot flush, quench thirst Relieves irritability Benefit diabetic patients Helps with weight loss Cooking Suggestions: Cut off the tough...

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