Long Dan Cao (Chinese Gentian Root)

Long Dan Cao (Chinese Gentian Root)

Herb 6 of 7 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

Cold Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae Longdancao)
Bitter, Cold
Radix Gentianae Longdancao
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lóng dăn căo
Dragon Gallbladder Herb
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Chinese 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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