Plum Dragon Herbs

Long Dan Cao (Gentiana)


Long Dan Cao (Gentiana)

Gentianae Scabra; Gentianae Radix

Not to be confused with Qin Jiao, this species of Gentian is a Heat-Clearing and Dampness-drying herb and is used primarily in the lower burner. It is among the stronger of herbs used to dry dampness and sedate heat. It is very cold and very drying. Long Dan Cao is cold and bitter, and enters the Liver and Stomach meridians.


Bitter, cold

Channels Entered

Liver, Gallbladder, Stomach 

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