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Cang Er Zi San (Xanthium Powder)

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  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders


  • Invasion of Wind-Heat causing nasal congestion and/or profuse nasal discharge

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction

Originally Appeared In:

  • Formulas to Aid the Living (Ji Sheng Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Liver

Substances in this Formula (4 Total):

Cang Er Zi (Fructus Xanthii Siberici)
Cang Er Zi (Cocklebur Fruit) 苍耳子
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Fructus Xanthii Siberici
Cat: Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Xin Yi Hua (Flos Magnoliae Lilliflorae)
Xin Yi Hua (Magnolia Flower) 辛夷
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Flos Magnoliae Lilliflorae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) 白芷
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) 薄荷
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin: Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
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