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Pang Da Hai (Boat Sterculia Seed)

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Cold Pang Da Hai (Sterculiae lychnophorae Semen)
Sweet, Cold
Sterculiae lychnophorae Semen
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pàng dà hăi
Fat Big Sea (Expands in Water)


  • Clears the Lungs, Disseminates Lung Qi
    For sore throat, hoarseness, or loss of voice due to Lung Heat or Lung Yin Deficiency. For cough with profuse yellow sticky sputum, throttling sound in the throat, bitter taste in the mouth and dry throat.
  • Moistens Intestines, Unblocks the Bowels
    Relieves mild constipation and dry stool with headache, red eyes, and fever associated with Heat in the Intestines
  • Fully Expresses Rashes
    Encourages full expression of rashes as an external wash

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases with diarrhea and loose stools

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Possible overdose symptoms include poor balance and respiratory depression


  • 3-5 seeds in decoction (Chen)
  • 2-3 pieces in decoction (Bensky)


  • This herb is great for singers and speakers with sore throat or hoarseness