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Sargassum (hai zao)



Properties: It is salty and bitter in flavour, and cold in nature. It is tropistic to the liver, kidney channels. Its bitterness is dispersing, saltiness is resolving the hard lumps, and coldness can clear away heat. Its effects are removing heat phlegm and resolving the hard lumps. It is indicated chiefly in scrofula, goiter due to accumulation of phlegm-heat.

Effects: Removing heat-phlegm, resolving hard lumps, and diuretic.


1. For treatment of goiter, it can used in combination with Thallus Laminariae, Radix Gentianae, Concha Meretricis seu Cyclinae, and other lumps-resolving drugs; For treatment of subcutaneous nodule and scrofula, it is usually used together with Radix Scrophulariae, Bulbus Fritillariae, Spica Prunellae, Fructus Forsythiae, and other drugs having the effect of resolving lumps, phlegm and scrofula, such as Neixiao Luoli Wan.

2. For treatment of beriberi and edema, it can be used in combination with Semen Arecae, Semen Pruni, Radix Stephaniae Tetrandrae, and other diuretic drugs.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g.

Precautions: It is antagonistic to Radix Glycyrrhizae.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Sargassum (hai zao) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 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 Sargassum (hai zao) 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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