Bai Jie Zi (White Mustard Seed)

Bai Jie Zi (White Mustard Seed)

Herb 2 of 9 in Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold

Warm Bai Jie Zi (Semen Sinapis Albae)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Semen Sinapis Albae
Chinese:
白芥子
Tone Marks:
bái jiè zĭ
Alt Names:
Huang Jie Zi
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Warms the Lungs, Expels Phlegm, and Regulates Qi
    For Cold Phlegm Stagnation with symptoms such as cough, thin, profuse, clear or white sputum, wheezing and dyspnea, or neck and upper thorax pain caused by cold phlegm obstruction at the diaphragm.
  • Regulates Qi, Opens the Channels, Dissipates Nodules, and Alleviates Pain
    For Phlegm Cold obstruction in the Channels causing body aches, joint pain, phlegm type masses, scrofula, Yin type Boils, and bed sores.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases with chronic cough due to Lung Deficiency, in Yin Deficiency with Heat signs, or Stomach Fire.
  • This herb may irritate the skin, cause allergic reactions, or blisters if used topically.
  • This herb may cause diarrhea if taken internally in large amounts.
  • Keep this herb away from the eyes.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-10 grams

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Can be used topically

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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