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Cong Bai (Scallion or Green Onion)

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Warm Cong Bai (Bulbus Allii Fistulosi)
Spicy, Warm
Bulbus Allii Fistulosi
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cōng bái


  • Releases Wind and Cold and Induces Sweating
    Used in the very early stages of Wind-Cold invasion.
  • Invigorates the Yang Qi and Disperses Cold
    For cold and fullness in the abdomen or nasal congestion from cold.
  • Applied topically as poultice for abscesses and sores.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of spontaneous sweating.
  • Do not mix with honey when taken internally.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Toxicity and Overdose

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  • 3-10 grams. Use the bulb with the roots.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: