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Qin Jiao (Gentiana Macrophylla Root)

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Slightly Cold Qin Jiao (Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae)
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae
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  • Dispels Wind-Damp, Opens the Channels, Relaxes the Sinews
    Treats all types of pain and cramping in the extremities including hot, cold, acute and chronic.
  • Clears Deficiency Heat
    One of the only Dispel Wind Damp herbs that isn’t drying. For afternoon fever, low grade fever post febrile disease, steaming bone disorder,
  • Relieves jaundice
    Treats jaundice mildly
  • Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels
    For dry constipation

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases with loose stool due to Spleen Deficiency or Cold in the Spleen and Stomach
  • Use caution when operating heavy machinery, this herb may cause sedation

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted


  • 5-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: