Burdock Fructus ( 牛蒡子 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Niu Bang Zi 牛蒡子
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Acrid, slightly bitter
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of red and swollen throat, cough with yellow phlegm, fever, and measles; also used for other heat-related rashes and for carbuncles (TCM: imbalances of internal heat, wind heat, and wind dampness).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Disperses wind heat and benefits the throat; detoxifies fire poison; encourages rashes to surface; moistens Intestines.
Common Formulas Used In
Lonicera and Forsythia.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb when there are open sores or carbuncles, or where there is deficient Qi and diarrhea.
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