Cang Er Zi San
苍耳子散

 

 

Xanthium Powder

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AboutHerbsCaution/Notes
Health Benefits
For: Heavy and smelly nasal discharge • Stuffy nose • Head ache • Sinusitis
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Powder

Capsules

Granules

Herbs

Research (sample)
Categories (Click on ⌕ for other formulas in the category)
Category: Release the Exterior ⌕    Subcategory: Release Exterior Disorders - Head and Neck Symptoms ⌕      Family: Shi Gao Lei Fang ⌕      Source: Ji Sheng Fang  ⌕       Related Formula:
Actions
Disperse wind • Alleviate pain • Unblock nose
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue -Normal, yellow coat      Pulse -Floating, rapid      Face/other 
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Properties
Data adapted from product found online.  Categories 4% or less not shown.

Herbs Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Cang Er Zi  
6g-9g
Xin Yi Hua  
3g-6g
Bai Zhi • Dahurian Angelica • 白芷 Release Exterior Wind Cold
6g-9g
Relieve pain • Decongestant • Reduce swelling • Expel wind • Dissolve pus • Reduce sinus congestion • Reduce dischargeThis herb is drying. Antimicrobial • Analgesic • Anti-inflammatory • Antibaterial • Laxative • Sedative
Bo He • Field Mint • 薄荷 ♥ 
3g-6g
Disperse wind • Alleviate pain • Unblock nose Anti-inflammatory • AntipyreticDiaphoreticCarminative • Antiandrogenic • Antiemetic • Antidiarrheal • Analgesic • Anticholesterol • Antidiabetic • Antimicrobial • Gastrointestinal • Emmenagogue • Increase local blood circulation
King/Chief    ♥ Minister/Deputy      Assistant     ♦ Envoy
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Caution
ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Bai Zhi: Yin deficiency • Blood deficiency • Heat in blood • Anticoagulant drugs • Blood pressure medication • Anti-depressant drugs • Terfenadine (antihistamine)
Bo He: Mint or menthol allergies • Yin Deficiency heat • Breast feeding • Exterior deficiency • Pregnancy • High blood pressure medication • Seizure medication • Antibiotics • Iron supplements • Low stomach acid • Immune system suppressors
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Bibliography: [3], [8], [9], [14]

Information in this post came from many sources, including class notes, practitioners, websites, webinars, books, magazines, and editor's personal experience.  While the original source often came from historical Chinese texts,  variations may result from the numerous English translations.   Always consult a doctor prior to using these drugs.  The information here is strictly for educational purposes. 

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