Pinyin: ban lan gen
English Name: Isatis
Latin Name: Isatidis Radix
Properties: bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Heart, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Clears Heat, Eliminates Toxins, Cools Blood and Benefits the Throat
10 to 15 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Oral use of Ban Lan Gen is relatively safe, with only occasional reports of gastrointestinal disturbances.
• Allergic reactions have been reported with both oral and intravenous administrations of this herb.