Cang Er Zi

Review Cang Er Zi Forms and Sizes Below

Common Name: Xanthium Fruit
Botanical Name: Xanthium sibiricum fruit
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Cang Er Zi
Xanthium Dosage: Follow doctor's instructions on how to use this herb.
Xanthium Precautions: Should not be used long term. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

Cang Er Zi Benefits & Information

Cang Er Zi is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that benefits the nasal passage and dispels wind dampness.
Cang Er Zi Properties: Warm, Toxic, Slightly Bitter, Sweet
Cang Er Zi Channels: Lungs
Cang Er Zi Naturally Occurring Components: Xanthostrumarin,  lecithin, palmitic acid, linoleic acid

Herbs that Combine With Cang Er Zi

Dong Quai    Cnidium   Chrysanthemum   Schisandra


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