Chinese Herb: Zao Jiao Ci (Spine of Chinese Honeylocust Fruit)

Chinese Herb: Zao Jiao Ci (Spine of Chinese Honeylocust Fruit)

Herb 8 of 9 in Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold

Warm Zao Jiao Ci (Gleditschiae Sinensis Spina)
Channels:
LIV, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Gleditschiae Sinensis Spina
Chinese:
皂角刺
Tone Marks:
zào jiăo cì
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Eliminates Toxins, Drains Pus, Invigorates Blood, and Reduces Swelling
    Treats sores, masses with pus, and carbuncles in early stages prior to suppuration.
  • Expels Wind, Kills Parasites
    For leprosy and tinea

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use for open sores

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

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.

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