Fructus Arctii, Arctium lappa
Niu Bang Zi
[Parts Used and Preparation]
[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
Pungent, bitter; cold
[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Lung and Stomach
[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb may detoxify and relieve rashes and swelling. It may also soothe the sore throat.
[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Infectious diseases including the symptoms of cough, and swollen and sore throat.
• The early stages of measles before the skin rashes appear, caused by the Wind–Heat factors.
• Skin inflammation including boils and abscesses caused by the pathogenic Heat factor.
3–10 grams. Add water to make decoctions.
[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
The herb should not be used by those with diarrhea.