Name: Winter melon.
Chinese name: 冬瓜.
Thermal nature: Cold (slight).
Organ meridian: Lung, large and small intestine, bladder.
Properties: Encourage urination, cools body, dissolve phlegm, detox.
Best for: Use for water retention and dissolve phlegm. Excellent in cooling summer heat in the body. It is also used for removing poison caused by fishes, wine.
Serving for one person: 60 to 120g.
Dietary caution: People with loose stools should consume with limited quantity.