Pin Yin: long dan cao
Common name: gentian root
Botanical family: Gentianaceae
Botanical name: 1, Gentiana scabra Bunge.; 2, G. triflora Pall.; 3, G. manshurica Kitag.
Primary action: Clear Heat, Dry Dampness
Drain Fire ;
Extinguish Wind, Stop Spasm
Entering Channel: Lv, GB, UB, St
Drains Damp Heat from all areas along the Liver and Gall Bladder Channels;
i.e., eyes and genital area as well as Liver and gall bladder organs.
Purges Liver Fire; also for Internal Liver Wind Heat with spasms and heat effusion (fever).
Damp Heat of Gall Bladder
Liver Wind Moving Internally
Indications: headache, herpes lesions, red eyes,
ribside pain, jaundice, strangury
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