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Long Dan Cao

Also Known As:
Bitter Root, Bitterwort, Gall Weed, Gentiana, Gentianae radix, Pale Gentian, Stemless Gentian, Yellow Gentian, Wild Gentian. Gentiana lutea; Gentiana acaulis.
Family: Gentianaceae.




Long Dan Cao       Properties: BITTER  - COLD                                    Dosage: 3 – 9g.

Chinese Gentian Root       Meridian: GALLBLADDER, LIVER, STOMACH

(Gentiana)         -drain damp heat from liver and gallbladder – red-swollen-sore throat/eyes/ears, jaundice, painful-swollen genitals, leucorrhea

       -clears ascending liver fire – headache, red eyes, fever, spasm, convulsions

Also Used For

Orally, Long Dan Cao/Gentian is used for digestive disorders, such as loss of appetite, fullness, and flatulence. It is used orally for fever, for hysteria, to stimulate menstrual flow, as an anthelmintic, and antiseptic.
Topically, Long Dan Cao/Gentian is used for treating wounds and cancer.
Combination with European elder flower, verbena, cowslip flower, and sorrel, gentian is used orally for maintaining healthy sinuses and treating sinusitis. It is used in combination with other products for malaria.
In traditional medicine, Long Dan Cao/Gentian has been used orally for diarrhea, gastritis, heartburn, and vomiting.
Foods and Beverages, Long Dan Cao/Gentian is used as an ingredient.
In manufacturing, Long Dan Cao/Gentian is used in cosmetics.








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