Niu Bang Zi - Release Exterior: Wind Heat
LU, ST - (3-9g)


New Bangzi
New Bangzi is right next to New Zealand. Its a little windy in the summer which can CRUSH some vacationers with sore throats and hot toxic rashes.

After the incident residents with (cc: loose stool) were told not to go outside if they had any (cc: open sores and carbuncles)

English Name: arctium, achene of great burdock, burdock fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Arctii
Properties: acrid, bitter, cold
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
windy in the summer... sore throats disperse wind-heat; benefits throat
hot toxic clears heat; relieves toxicity
rashes vents rashes


      Niu Bang Zi Actions and Indications
  • Dispel wind heat; benefits throat (external wind-heat with fever, cough and sore / red / swollen throat or tonsils, mumps)
  • Clears toxic heat (early stages of skin purulent infections, carbuncles, erythemas, mumps)
  • Vents rashes (eczema, early stage of measles; also acute febrile maculopapular rashes)
  • (cc: qi deficiency and diarrhea; caution for loose stool)
  • (cc: open sores and carbuncles)
  • (cooking: crush first)
    Special Notes:
  • An essential herb for sore throat due to wind heat.
  • Niu Bang Gen (Radix Arctii), the root of the same plant, has been used infrequently but its use is increasing due to the fact that it has been shown to protect the liver from chemically induced damage (such as acetaminophen).

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