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Great Burdock Achene

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Chinese Name Niubangzi
Latin Name Fructus Arctii
English Name Great Burdock Achene
Key Characteristics Acrid-warm herb that releases the exterior
Source

Dried ripe fruit of Arctium lappa L.(Fam. Compositae)

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered Acrid, bitter, cold; Lung, Stomach
Actions

To dispel wind-heat, disseminate lung qi, promote eruptions, clear heat-toxicity, and relieve sore throat

Indications

Common cold due to wind-heat, cough with profuse phlegm, measles, rubella, sore throat, mumps, erysipelas, carbuncles and sores, in addition, used for habitual constipation, acute glomerulonephritis, gonococcal urethritis, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, pertussis and trifacial neuralgia.

Special Usage

Its bitter flavor and cold property are reduced to some extent after frying.

Precaution Use with caution in cases of diarrhea due to qi deficiency
Chemical Composition

It contains arctiin, fixed oil and alkaloid.

   



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