Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Chinese Herb: Gan Cao (Licorice root)
Glycyrrhizae Uralensis; Radix Glycyrrhizae
Harmonizing and moderating the actions of other herbs in a formula and counteracting some poisonous herbs by its presence, Licorice Root is one of the most commonly used Chinese herbs. With a sweet flavor and neutral energy, this herb acts on all 12 of the meridians of the body.
Gan Cao, meaning sweet grass in Chinese, is so named because of the sweetness that this herb exhibits.
Spleen, Stomach, Lung, Heart