Chinese Herb: Niu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit), Fructus Arctii Lappae
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Chinese Herb: Niu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit), Fructus Arctii Lappae

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Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Cold Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii Lappae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Arctii Lappae
Chinese:
牛旁子
Tone Marks:
niú bàng zĭ
Alt Names:
Niu Bang, Niu Zi, Da Li Zi, Shu Nian Zi, E Shi

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Expels Wind-Heat and Relieves Sore Throat
    For Wind-Heat invasion causing sore, red, and swollen throat, acute tonsillitis, cough, and fever.
  • Promotes the Eruption of Measles
    Used when the rash has not vented completely. Also used in cases of toxic swellings and abscesses, including erythemas, mumps, and carbuncles.
  • Lubricates the Intestines
    used when Wind-Heat causes constipation.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of qi Deficiency, diarrhea, or when there are open sores.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: fruit.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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