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Ba Dou (Croton Seed)

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


  • 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.

Contraindications and 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

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and 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).


  • 0.1-0.3 grams

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

This herb antagonizes or is antagonized by: