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Dan Nan Xing (Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rhizome & Bile)

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Cool Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile))
Bitter, Cool
Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)
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dăn nán xīng


  • Transforms Phlegm Heat, Extinguish Wind, Stops Convulsions
    Used for muscle spasms and cramps, infantile convulsions, seizures, facial paralysis, tetanus, and stroke due to wind and phlegm obstructing the channels

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy, or at least extreme caution
  • Use caution in cases with dry cough due Fire or Blood Deficiency causing Liver Wind

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Slightly toxic reactions include numb tongue and mouth, itching, burning sensations, swelling, involuntary salivation, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, and hoarseness, as well as severe reactions of convulsions, spasms, and dyspnea.


  • 2-5 grams in decoction (Chen)

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