Chinese gentian

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Biological Name: Gentianae longdancaoChinese Gentian

Family: Gentianaceae

Other Names: gentian root, Chinese gentian, Long dan cao, gentian

Elements Applied: Roots are commonly applied in herbal medicine

Used For: The herb is known to induce bile movement, treat bacterial infections, relieve spasms, and reduce inflammations.

It is primarily applied for inflammatory diseases linked with elevated blood pressure, cholecystitis, hepatitis, venereal conditions, leukorrhea, herpes virus, itching, and jaundice. The range of symptoms is characterized by eye conjunctivitis, redness, flank pains, bitter taste in the mouth, sore throat, stomachaches, restlessness, headaches, and fever.

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to China.

Preparation and Intake: The common dose is 3-9 grams on average.

Safety: The plant is not applicable in case of diarrhea induced by stomach/spleen deficiency or by individuals who are not sure they have fever.