Long Dan Cao (Chinese Gentian Root, Gentiana) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Chinese Gentian Root, Gentiana
  • Pinyin Name:  Long Dan Cao

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  • Drains damp-heat from the liver and gallbladder channels - red, swollen, sore throat, eyes, and/or ears, sudden deafness, jaundice, pain, swelling or dampness in the genital region, or foul smelling vaginal discharge and itching.
  • Clears ascending liver fire - headache, red eyes; liver wind-heat with fever, spasms, convulsions, flank pain.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 3-9g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Gall Bladder ◦ Liver ◦ Stomach

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Cold (Han) ◦ Bitter (Ku)

    Staff Notes:

    Herbal Formulas Which Include Long Dan Cao

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Long Dan Cao (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Long Dan Xie Gan Wan

    Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes, diminished hearing and/or swollen sensation in ears/head.  May have urinary symptoms such as painful, hot urination perhaps with swollen genitalia.  Women may have leukorrhea with a strong odor.

    The Pulse will be wiry, rapid and forceful and the Tongue will be red with a yellow tongue coating.

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    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Sore Throat ◦ Deafness (Hearing Loss) ◦ Jaundice ◦ Itching ◦ Headache ◦ Convulsions

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