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Cang Er Zi

Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 06:16 PM
Release the Exterior

1 TASTE
Pungent, bitter, warm and slightly toxic


2 MERIDIANS
Lung


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To open the nasal cavities; 2. To dispel wind and dampness; 3.To stop pain


4 INDICATIONS
1. Rhinorrhea manifested as headache, nasal obstruction, runny nose and loss of smell. Xanthium fruit (Cang Er Zi) is used with Magnolia flower (Xinyi) and Dahurian angelica root (Bai Zhi) in the formula Canger San.2.Wind-damp bi syndrome manifested as joint pain and spasms of the limbs. Xanthium fruit (Cangerzi) is used with clematis root (Wei Ling Xian), Cinnamon bark (Rou Gui), Atractylodes rhizome (Cang Zhu) ahd Chuan Xiong rhizome (Chuanxiong).


5 DOSAGE
3-10 g


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in herd-ache due to blood deficiency. Overdosing will produce toxins and give rise to vomiting, abdominal pain and Diarrhea.


Cang Er Zi

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