Cong Bai (Scallion or Green Onion)

Cong Bai (Scallion or Green Onion)

Herb 2 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Warm Cong Bai (Bulbus Allii Fistulosi)
Spicy, Warm
Bulbus Allii Fistulosi
Tone Marks:
cōng bái
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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