Niu Bang Zi Great Burdock Fruit, Arctium - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Niu Bang Zi Names

  • English Name: Great Burdock Fruit, Arctium
  • Pinyin Name: Niu Bang Zi

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Niu Bang Zi Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Avoid in qi deficiency, diarrhea, lack of excess heat.
    • Avoid when open sores and/or carbuncles are present.

Niu Bang Zi Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Expels wind-heat (acrid), benefits throat - fever, cough, sore, red, swollen throat.
  • Clears heat (bitter, cold), relieves toxicity, vents rashes - red swellings, carbuncles, mumps, acute febrile rashes, early stages of measles with incomplete expression.
  • Moistens intestines (rich plant oil - slippery) - constipation due to wind-heat (cold nature of the herb).

Niu Bang Zi Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Clinician Notes

Niu Bang Zi Appears In 2 Formulas

Xiao Feng Wan

  • Clear Wind Pill
  • Itchy and red skin lesions, possibly with weeping, comprising such conditions as psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, etc.

    The Pulse will generally be forceful, floating and rapid and the Tongue will have a yellow or white tongue coating.

  • Expel Wind
  • Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Yin Qiao Wan

  • Honeysuckle and Forsythia Formula
  • Common cold, flu, general immunity, fever w/slight or no chills, headache, desire for fluids, cough, sore throat.

    Pulse will be floating and rapid and the Tongue will have a red tip with a thin white or yellow tongue coating.

  • Release the Exterior
  • Release Exterior Wind Heat

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