Xi Gua Pi – Watermelon Rind – Pericarpium Citrulli

Xi Gua Pi

English Name: watermelon peel

Pharmaceutical Name: Pericarpium Citrulli

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Fire-Purging Herbs

Properties: Xi Gua Pi enters the Heart, Stomach, and Urinary Bladder channels’ it is sweet in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Xi Gua Pi?:

Xi Gua Pi is the inner rind of a watermelon.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Xi Gua Pi:

Like Xi Gua (watermelon fruit), Xi Gua Pi also clears summer-heat and relieves thirst; it is more effective, however, at promoting urination and is used when summer-heat damages the fluids to the point of dysuria.