Traditional Chinese Medicine/Niu Bang Zi

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Name Means:

  • Niu-Ox, cow or bull
  • Bang-Beside or aside
  • Zi-Seeds

English Name:

  • arctium
  • great burdock fruit

(Chinese name: 牛旁子)

Taste & Temperature:

Channels:

  • Hand Tai Yin of Lung
  • Foot Yang Ming of Stomach

Actions & Indications:

  • disperse Wind-Heat (Spicy & Cool)
  • benefit throat, release rashes
  • clear hearing & detoxify
  • moisten intestine

Contraindication:

  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating
  • Qi deficiency with diarrhea
  • open sores & carbuncle

Caution:

  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection

Dosage:

  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)
  • 2-4 qian (6-12 grams)

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