Momordica Grosvenori is a herbaceous perennial vine of the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family, native to southern China and northern Thailand.
The plant is most prized for its sweet fruits, which are used for medicinal purposes and as a sweetener. The fruits are generally sold in dried form, and traditionally used in herbal tea or soup.
- Moistens the Lungs, Clears Heat, and Stops Cough
Cor chronic dry hot cough and dry throat with or without yellow sputum that might be scanty, blood streaked or difficult to expectorate
- Generates Fluid to Stop Thirst
- Moistens Intestines to Unblock Bowels
No incidents of negative side effects of luohan guo have been reported. Multiple self-designated generally recognized as safe (GRAS) notices have been received by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) without objection. One notification for GRAS status for using monk fruit juice concentrate to sweeten edible products was submitted to the FDA in 2009. No restrictions on consuming the fruit or its extracts were made.
None are recorded.
Thladiantha grosvenorii, Siraitia grosvenorii
Source: SacredLotus, http://www.sacredlotus.com/go/chinese-herbs/substance/luo-han-guo-momordica-fruit