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Gentiana Root (龙胆草)
03-21-2011, 01:05 PM
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Gentiana Root (龙胆草)
Name:
Chinese gentian

Biological Name:
Gentianae longdancao,Gentianaceae

Other Names:
Chinese gentian, gentian, Long dan cao, gentian root

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Parts Used:
Root

Remedies For:
Cholagogue, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic.

This herb is used for inflammatory conditions associated with jaundice, itching, herpes virus, leukorrhea, venereal diseases, hepatitis, cholecystitis, and hypertension. Symptoms can include fever, headache, restlessness, abdominal pain, sore throat, bitter mouth taste, flank pain, and redness of the conjunctiva of the eyes.

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Description:
Chinese herb

Dosage:
3-9 grams

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Safety:
This herb should not be used by those with diarrhea caused by spleen/stomach deficiency or by persons without true damp heat symptoms.
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