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Niu Bang Zi #1036M

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Pin Ying Name: Niu Bang Zi

Chinese Name: 牛蒡子

English Name: Burdock Seed

Latin Name: Arctii, Fructus

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Herbs that Release the Exterior; Cool, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Heat Diaphoretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Sweet
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Disperses Wind-Heat and benefits the throat

  • Wind-Heat with fever, cough and sore throat

Relieves toxicity and vents rashes

  • Carbuncles, red swellings, early-stage measles, mumps, erythema, acute febrile maculo-papular rashes
  • Incomplete expression of rashes
  • Pruritic rashes due to Wind-Heat

Moistens the Intestines

  • Wind-Heat toxins where there is also Internal Heat causing constipation
  • Constipation associated with other forms of toxicity such as acne
  • Use caution for those with Qi Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with diarrhea.
  • Use caution in the absence of excessive Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with open sores and carbuncles.
  • Use caution with excessive internal use during pregnancy.