Names Of Gan Cao

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Gan Cao TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Licorice Root
  • Pinyin Name: Gan Cao
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How Is Gan Cao Used Clinically?

Gan Cao Usages and Indications

  • Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong).
  • Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang).
  • Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
  • Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
  • Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
  • Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
  • Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).

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How Is Gan Cao Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Gan Cao

  • Dosage: 2-12g

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Notes From Our Clinicians For Gan Cao

Staff Clinical Notes

  • Affects all 12 meridians, but most used with the heart, lung, spleen, and stomach meridians.
  • When raw it has more neutral properties, when dry-fried it is more warming.

Formulas Which Generally Contain Gan Cao

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