Xanthium Fruit

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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.

Xanthium Fruit Benefits & Information

Xanthium Fruit is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that benefits the nasal passage and dispels wind dampness.

Xanthium Fruit is a medicinal herb from the flowering plant called cocklebur (Xanthium), a member of the daisy family, that is native to Asia and the Americas.  The spines and seeds of the cocklebur fruit contain a toxic chemical called carboxyatractyloside.  When Xanthium Fruit is prepared for medicinal use the spines are removed from the bur and often stir-fried to reduce the amount of carboxyatractyloside in the herb.

In traditional Chinese medicine Xanthium Fruit has been used for thousands of years to clear away wind, cold, and dampness, relieve nasal obstruction, and ease pain. Xanthium Fruit supports nasal health, sinus health, upper respiratory health, helps to lower blood sugar, and alleviates pain.  It is commonly used for sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, headaches, rheumatism, eczema, scabies, and leprosy.

Cut Xanthium Fruit can be used to make a tea, decoction, or tincture.  Use Xanthium Fruit powder to make your own fresh filler-free Xanthium Fruit capsules.
Xanthium Fruit Herb Category:  Herbs that release the exterior.  Warm acrid herbs that release the exterior
Xanthium Fruit Properties:
Warm, Toxic, Slightly Bitter, Sweet
Xanthium Fruit Channels: Lungs
Xanthium Fruit Naturally Occurring Components: Xanthostrumarin,  lecithin, palmitic acid, linoleic acid

Herbs that Combine With Xanthium Fruit

Dong Quai    Cnidium   Chrysanthemum   Schisandra

"About Cocklebur (Cang Er Zi)." Cocklebur (Cang Er Zi). Chinese Herbs Healing. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.
Jing X, Sui J. Elementary introduction about toxicity of Chinese herb cang er zi and rescue measures for poisoning. Heilongjiang Journal of TCM 2000;63(4).
But, Paul Pui-Hay, and Hson-Mou Chang. Pharmacology and Applications of Chinese Materia Medica. New Jersey: World Scientific, 2001. Print.

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