Gentiana Macro ( 秦艽 ) ...Chinese Herb
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Part of Plant Used
Liver, Stomach, Gall bladder
This herb is used in formulas to treat arthritis, jaundice, and chronic low-grade fevers, especially if there is constipation due to dryness (TCM: damp wind in joints; damp heat; deficient Yin).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Expels wind dampness; removes deficient heat; removes jaundice; moistens Intestines and moves stool.
Common Formulas Used In
Clematis and Stephania; Tu-Huo and Eucommia.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is frequent urination, chronic pain with consistent weight loss, or Spleen-deficiency diarrhea with a weak constitution.
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