TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "niu bang zi" which in english is "great burdock fruit, arctium", is categorized within the "herbs that release the exterior wind heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and cold (han) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Niu Bang Zi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding niu bang zi:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, niu bang zi is generally included in the following 5 formulas:
As noted above, niu bang zi is within the herbs that release the exterior wind heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... many are acrid and warm severe fever with mild chills and sore throat. some are good for venting rashes or wind-heat eye problems. )".