( 龙胆草 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Long Dan Cao
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Liver, Stomach, Gallbladder, Bladder
This herb is used in formulas to treat bloodshot eyes or conjunctivitis, bitter taste in mouth, high blood pressure, acute urinary infection, testicular and vaginal pain, leukorrhea, swelling, fever, spasms, and/or ear imbalances (TCM: Lower Burner damp heat and fire in Liver or Gallbladder Channels).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Drains damp heat from Liver and Gallbladder Channels; drains and pacifies excessive Liver fire.
Common Formulas Used In
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is a deficient Spleen and Stomach pattern with diarrhea, or where there is no true heat, dampness, or fire symptoms.
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