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

Long Dan Cao Names

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

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Long Dan Cao Clinical Usages and Indications

  • 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.

Long Dan Cao Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Clinician Notes

Long Dan Cao Appears In 1 Formula

Long Dan Xie Gan Wan

  • Gentiana Purge Liver Formula
  • 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.

  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat From The Organs

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