Hai Zao (Seaweed, Sargassum)

Hai Zao (Seaweed, Sargassum)

Herb 8 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

Cold Hai Zao (Herba Sargassii)
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Herba Sargassii
Tone Marks:
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Softens Hardness, Dissolves Phlegm
    For scrofula, goiters and nodules, thyroiditis, lymphadenitis, hernia and enlargement of scrotum and testicles
  • Promotes Urination, Reduces Edema and Swelling, Regulates Waterways
    For edema due to Leg Qi. Also for beriberi and dysuria.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use with Gan Cao
  • Use with caution in Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

This herb is incompatible with:

References Used

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