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Cang Er San #2246M

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Pin Ying Name: Cang Er San

English Name: Xanthium Decoction

Chinese Name: 蒼耳散

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Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Fr. Xanthii Cang Er Zi 6-10g

Disperses Wind, dispels Dampness and opens the nasal passages.

With Xin Yi Hua, unblocks the nasal passages and treats headache and profuse nasal discharge.

Flos Magnoliae Xin Yi Hua 3-15g

Expels Wind-Cold and unblocks the nasal passages.

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi 3-30g

Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, opens the nasal orifices, disperses Wind-Dampness, alleviates pain and headache, reduces swelling and expels pus.

With Cang Er Zi and Xin Yi Hua, for headache due to nasal congestion with thick putrid discharge.

Hb. Menthae Bo He 1.5-6g

Disperses Wind-Heat, clears the head and eyes and benefits the throat.

Formula Actions
  • Disperses Wind
  • Alleviates pain
  • Unblocks the nose
Syndromes
  • Wind-Cold with interior Heat in the muscles
  • Profuse nasal discharge due to Wind-Heat Attacking the head
Clinical Manifestations
  • Copious, purulent, foul nasal discharge
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Dizziness
  • Frontal or temporal headache
  • Fever
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Muscle ache
  • Blood-shot eyes
  • Dry nose
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Insomnia
  • T: Normal or thin white
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treats
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Nasal suppuration
  • Acute or chronic rhinitis
  • Nasal congestion
  • Fever
  • Acute or chronic sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Accessory nasal sinuses
  • Headache