Dan Nan Xing (Jack in the Pulpit Rhizome and Bile) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Dan Nan Xing
English Name: Jack in the Pulpit Rhizome and Bile

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Transforms phlegm heat, extinguishes wind, stops convulsions - muscle spasms/cramps, infantile convulsions, seizure disorders, facial paralysis, stroke (CVA) from wind and phlegm obstruction.
  • Zhi (or Tian) Nan Xing is prepared with fresh ginger and Dan Nan Xing is prepared with cow bile.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 2-5g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid during pregnancy.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

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  • Hui Chun Wan

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    Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of consciousness, irritability, restlessness such as seizure disorders, meningitis, measles, and gastroenteritis among others.


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