Chinese Herb: Dan Nan Xing (Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rhizome & Bile), Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)

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Chinese Herb: Dan Nan Xing (Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rhizome & Bile), Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)

Herb 2 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

Cool Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile))
Channels:
LIV, LU, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)
Chinese:
胆南星
Tone Marks:
dăn nán xīng

Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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

Chinese Herb Contraindications & 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

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & 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.
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 2-5 grams in decoction (Chen)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.