Burdock Seed (niu bang zi)

Nature: Cold; pungent and bitter; attributive to lungs and stomach.


Burdock Seed / Arctium Lappa

(niu bang zi) 牛蒡子


 

 

Nature: Cold; pungent and bitter; attributive to lungs and stomach.

 

Characteristics: Fruits of a biennial herb found in open fields and along country roads. It is a general herb commonly used for cleansing, soothing and purifying the entire system.

 

Therapeutic effects: Expel wind and heat in cold and flu; eliminate the phlegm and relieve cough for bronchitis; ease throat and lung congestion; let out skin eruption and alleviate itching in measles, smallpox and chicken pox; alleviate energy stagnation in waist and knees.