Chinese Herb: Ba Dou (Croton Seed), Crotonis Fructus
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Chinese Herb: Ba Dou (Croton Seed), Crotonis Fructus

Herb 1 of 6 in Harsh Expellants

Hot Ba Dou (Crotonis Fructus)
Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Crotonis Fructus
Tone Marks:
bā dòu
Clinging Bean

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Unblocks and Drastically Purges Interior Cold Accumulation
    For constipation, distention, fullness, and pain.
  • Regulates Water Metabolism
    For ascites and edema.
  • Frees Blocked Phlegm and Helps the Throat
    For wheezing, difficult breathing, chest fullness and distention. Also for phlegm misting the orifices.
  • Helps Heal Ulcers and Abscesses
    To help accelerate ulcerating. Also used for furuncles, warts, dermatitis, and phagedena.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy. This herb has been shown to cause teratogenic (birth defects) effects.
  • Do not use in weak patients
  • Do not use with Qian Niu Zi
  • Avoid hot liquids

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • This herb is considered toxic.
    (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity)

Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 0.1-0.3 grams

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

This herb antagonizes or is antagonized by: