Sperb’s Herbs Ep 51 – Cang Er Cao (Xanthium Herb)

Today, we are going to be looking at another Chinese herb: cang er cao, xanthium or cockleburr. If this sounds familiar, we have discussed cang er zi or xanthium fruit when we discussed the formula cang er zi san or xanthium powder. That formula used the fruit of this plant, in this episode we will discuss the whole plant. Is there a difference in functions? Toxicity? Why would we use one instead of the other? Let’s find out the answers to these questions. And as always, we will look at something a little different…Today we are looking the only organ in Chinese medicine that is not in Western or biomedicine: the triple burner or san jiao. Please join us as we go in depth to learn about cang er cao (Xanthium Herb).

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