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 Introduction To Xanthium (cang er zi)  









Xanthium (cang er zi)

Fructus Xanthii

Properties: The herb is pungent and bitter in flavour, warm in nature and acts on the lung channel. Pungent and warm for dispersion, and bitter and warm for removing dampness, it is good at expelling wind-cold-damp pathogens from the exterior to clear channels and relieve pain, and it can remove pathogenic dampness and clear nasal passage.It is indicated for arthralgia due to wind-dampness, headache with rhinorrhea of turbid discharge, headache due to pathogenic wind-cold and other syndromes.

Effects: Dispersing wind-cold, clearing nasal congestion and removing wind-dampness.


1. The herb can be used in combination with ledebouriella root, dahurian angelica root and other drugs to treat wind-cold type of common cold, headache and nasal obstruction; and with magnolia flower, peppermint, dahurian angelica root and other herbs to treat headache with rhinorrhea of turbid discharge and nasal obstruction without smelling.

2. To treat arthralgia due to wind-dampness and pain in the limbs and joints, the herb is often used in combination with herbs for removing wind-dampness.

In addition, the herb can also be used to treat itching from Germen measles, sarcoptidosis, tinea and leprosy.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g. and suitable amount for external application.

Precautions: Because it is toxic, the herb should not be used excessively.  





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Xanthium (cang er zi) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 9 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Xanthium (cang er zi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.


If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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