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Cockelburr Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Xanthium Sibiricum, Xanthium Indicum
Hindi Name
Chota Dhatura,
Chinese Name
Cang Er Zi, Cang Er Cao

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Cockelburr Cures

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Action of Cockelburr

Nutrients in Cockelburr

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Nature of


Parts Used

The Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Cockelburr

Overdose may cause Vomiting, Diarrhea and Stomach Ache.
Avoid it during Pregnancy.
Do not consume it if taking any anti-Diabetic drugs such as insulin that may leads to deficiency of glucose in the Blood-stem.
Avoid in case of Blood Deficiency.
Raw Cockelburr is toxic. It is dry fried to decrease its toxicity.
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Cockelburr is a plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 90 Cm.
Best used for Sinusitis.

In TCM :
Fruit of Siberian Cockleblur : Cang Er Zi
Meridians associated : Lungs


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Materia Medica for Cockelburr

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Herbal Treatment For Dizziness 1

Prepare a decocotion of Cockelburr fruit, Gastrodia Root and Chrysanthemum Flower.
Drink half a cup for 2-3 days.
Caution : Drink only for 3 days.
Over dosage may lead to toxicity.

Herbal Treatment For Leprosy 1

Prepare a decocotion of Cockelburr Fruit and Atractylodes Rhizome. Drink half a cup for 2-3 days.
Caution: Do not use after 3 days.
Over dosage may lead to toxicity.

Herbal Treatment For Cold 1

When Nose is clogged with thick, non stop mucus.
Prepare a decocotion of Cockelburr Fruit, Magnolia Flower, Angelica Root and Mint Leaves.
Caution: Drink once a day only for 3 days.
Over dosage may lead to toxicity.
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Nicky ( South Africa )
14 Mar 2020
Can you please be so kind as to tell me how "dry fried" works? I would love to use the plants but they are very toxic. Thank you!!
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20 Mar 2020
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