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Qin Jiao Gentiana Macrophylla Root - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Qin Jiao Names

  • English Name: Gentiana Macrophylla Root
  • Pinyin Name: Qin Jiao

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Qin Jiao Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Dispels wind-damp bi and cramping, especially in the extremities, for acute/chronic, cold/hot conditions.
  • Clears deficient heat - fever, steaming bone disorder.
  • Jaundice due to acute damp-heat.
  • Counteracts drying action of other herbs that dispel wind-damp - moistens intestines for dry constipation.


Qin Jiao Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 4.5-12g




Qin Jiao Appears In 3 Formulas

Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan

  • Solitary Hermit Teapills
    • For chronic pain due to obstruction (bi zheng) with liver and kidney deficiency.
    • For lower back pain often with weakness and/or pain in the knees.
    • For arthritis, especially the type affected by cold/damp weather.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Dispel Wind-Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Do not use with patients that present with damp heat or excess heat.

Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan

  • Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills
    • Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collaterals - pain in the extremities, shoulder pain, elbow pain, leg pain.
    • With the right underlying patterns - possibly useful for fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, etc.
    • Arthritic conditions - rheumatoid, neuralgia.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.

Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan

  • Knee Joint Pain Relief
    • Arthritis from damp heat in Chinese Medicine terms.
    • Knee issues with kidney and liver systems involvement.
    • Lower body pain and/or inflammation - hips, knees, ankles, toes especially when the pain moves around due to interior wind.
    • Connective tissue disorders.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Dispel Wind-Dampness



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