Chinese Herb: Qin Jiao (Gentiana Macrophylla Root), Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae

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Chinese Herb: Qin Jiao (Gentiana Macrophylla Root), Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae

Herb 13 of 21 in Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness

Slightly Cold Qin Jiao (Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae)
Channels:
GB, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae
Chinese:
秦艽
Tone Marks:
qín jiāo

Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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

Chinese Herb Contraindications & 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

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.