The TCM herb "zao jiao ci" which in english is "spine of honeylocust plant", is categorized within the "herbs that transform phlegm cold" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and stomach channels and exhibits acrid and warm (wen) 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:
Zao Jiao Ci has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, zao jiao ci is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, zao jiao ci is within the herbs that transform phlegm cold functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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