Pang Da Hai (Boat Sterculia Seed)

Pang Da Hai (Boat Sterculia Seed)

Herb 12 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

Cold Pang Da Hai (Sterculiae lychnophorae Semen)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Sterculiae lychnophorae Semen
Chinese:
胖大海
Tone Marks:
pàng dà hăi
Translation:
Fat Big Sea (Expands in Water)
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases with diarrhea and loose stools

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Possible overdose symptoms include poor balance and respiratory depression
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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

Chinese Herb Notes

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

References Used

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