Pinyin: cang er zi (chao)
English Name: Xanthium formula (Stir Fried)
Latin Name: Stir Fried Xanthii Fructus
Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
Channels Entered: Lung, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Opens Nasal Passages and Relieves Pain
2. Dispels Wind and Dampness
3 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Due to its drying nature, Cang Er Zi consumes qi and blood, and should be used with caution in patients having these deficiencies. It should also be used with caution during pregnancy.