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Cang Er Zi

Botanical name: Xanthium sibiricum
Common name: Xanthium fruit, Cockelburr fruit
Literal name translation: deep green ear seeds

Family: Asteraceae, aster family
Part used in Chinese medicine:  fruit

Major Chinese medicine actions:
Disperses wind and dampness, open nasal passages,
releases exterior, removes painful bi obstruction

Cang Er Zi

Cang Er Zi
Photo Credits: (top to bottom)
Photo 1: Xanthium sibiricum; 11/2006; author Shizhao; permission under GFDL
Photo 2: Xanthium sibiricum; author unknown wikipedia.org; permission under GFDL

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