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Xanthium sibiricum

苍耳草
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Name

Cang Er Cao (Xanthium sibiricum)

  1. 苍耳草
  2. 蒼耳
  3. 蒼耳草
  4. Cang Er
  5. 苍耳
  6. Cang Er Cao

The Effect of Xanthium sibiricum

Property

Bitter, pungent, cold, slightly toxic; lung, spleen and liver meridians entered.

Actions

Dispel wind-heat, remove toxicity and kill parasites.

Indications

Nebula, sores and boils, skin itch, dizziness, hot eyes, leprosy, wind syndrome of head, arthralgia caused by dampness.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~12 g, or made into paste, powder and pills, or pounded into juice.
Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to weak people. Avoid eating pork with the medicine.