Cang Er San


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Pin Ying Name: Cang Er San
English Name: Xanthium Decoction
Chinese Name: 蒼耳散

Herbs & Actions

Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin

Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi

Disperses Wind, dispels Dampness and opens the nasal passages.
With Xin Yi Hua, unblocks the nasal passages and treats headache and profuse nasal discharge.

Flos Magnoliae
Xin Yi Hua

Expels Wind-Cold and unblocks the nasal passages.

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi

Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, opens the nasal orifices, disperses Wind-Dampness, alleviates pain and headache, reduces swelling and expels pus.
With Cang Er Zi and Xin Yi Hua, for headache due to nasal congestion with thick putrid discharge.

Hb. Menthae
Bo He

Disperses Wind-Heat, clears the head and eyes and benefits the throat.

Formula Actions

Disperses Wind
Alleviates pain
Unblocks the nose


Wind-Cold with interior Heat in the muscles
Profuse nasal discharge due to Wind-Heat Attacking the head

Clinical Manifestations

Copious, purulent, foul nasal discharge
Nasal obstruction
Frontal or temporal headache
Intolerance of Cold
Muscle ache
Blood-shot eyes
Dry nose
Bitter taste in mouth
T: Normal or thin white
C: Yellow
P: Floating and rapid


Nasal suppuration
Acute or chronic rhinitis
Nasal congestion
Acute or chronic sinusitis
Allergic rhinitis
Accessory nasal sinuses

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