Ban Lan Gen (Woad Root or Isatis Root)

Ban Lan Gen (Woad Root or Isatis Root)

Herb 6 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Ban Lan Gen (Radix Isatidis seu Baphicacanthi)
Bitter, Cold
Radix Isatidis seu Baphicacanthi
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băn lán gēn
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Removes Heat and Toxins, Cools the Blood, and Benefits the Throat
    For fevers, epidemic disorders including influenza and meningitis, mumps, and swollen throat conditions. Also effective in treating acute parotitis, erysipelas, and Damp-Heat jaundice.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases without fire toxins, or in patients with a weak constitution.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 15-30 grams.
  • Part used: root

Chinese Herb Notes

  • The leaf is of this plant is Da Qing Ye (Folium Daqingye)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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