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Long Dan Cao (Chinese Gentian Root)

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Cold Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae Longdancao)
Channels:
GB, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Gentianae Longdancao
Chinese:
龙胆草
Tone Marks:
lóng dăn căo
Translation:
Dragon Gallbladder Herb

Actions

  • Eliminates Heat and Damp from the Liver and Gallbladder Channels
    For Blood-shot eyes, conjunctivitis, sore throat, bitter taste in the mouth, jaundice, ear pain or sudden deafness, pain and swelling in the genital area, or strong smelling vaginal discharge and itching.
  • Sedates Liver Fire
    For hypertension, headache, red eyes, dizziness, tinnitus, fever, spasms, rib pain, or convulsions.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Contraindicated in patients with diarrhea or spleen and stomach deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: root and rhizome.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: