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Cang Er Zi #1219

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Pin Ying Name: Cang Er Zi

Chinese Name: 蒼耳子

English Name: Xanthium Seed

Latin Name: Xanthii, Fructus

Herbs That Release the Exterior: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Cold Diaphoretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bitter
Acrid
Warm
Cold
Toxic
Lung
Liver
3-10g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Disperses Wind and Dampness and opens the nasal passages

  • Any nasal or sinus problem with thick discharge and related sinus headache

Disperses Wind and dispels Dampness

  • Wind-Damp Bi or skin disorders with itching

Dispels Exterior Wind

  • Splitting occipital headache due to Wind-Cold (auxiliary)
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for headache or painful obstruction due to Blood Deficiency.
  • Use with caution for those with Qi and/or Blood Deficiency.
  • Do not use raw - decoct to eliminate toxicity.
  • Do not use raw - decoct to eliminate toxicity.
  • Do not use raw - decoct to eliminate toxicity.
  • Do not eat pork with this herb.