Long Dan Cao (Gentiana)
Chinese Herb: 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.
Liver, Gallbladder, Stomach