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Long Dan Cao #1249M

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Pin Ying Name: Long Dan Cao

Chinese Name: 龍膽草

English Name: Scabrous Gentian

Latin Name: Gentianae, Radix

Herbs that Clear Heat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Cold
GallBladder
Liver
Stomach
Bladder
3-10g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Drains Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder channels

  • Damp-Heat in the upper portion of the Gall Bladder Channel with red, swollen sore throat and eyes; swollen, painful ears or sudden deafness
  • Damp-Heat in the Liver/Gallbladder with jaundice, pain, swelling or dampness in the genital area or foul-smelling vaginal discharge and itching

Drains and pacifies Excess Liver Fire

  • Liver Fire Blazing Upward with headache or red eyes
  • Liver Wind-Heat with fever, spasms, convulsions or flank pain
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies with diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated in those with Qi Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated in those with Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated in those with no Excess Fire.
  • Do not take on an empty Stomach.