Pinyin: qin jiao
ENGLISH NAME: Large-leaf Gentian (Root)
LATIN NAME: Gentianae Macrophyllae Radix
Properties: bitter, acrid, cool
Channels Entered: Stomach, Liver, Gallbladder
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dispels Wind and Dampness, Opens Channels and Collaterals, Relaxes the Sinews
2. Clears Deficiency Heat
3. Relieves Jaundice
5 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use Qin Jiao with caution in patients with deficiency and cold of the Spleen and Stomach, or those with loose stools.
• Use of this herb may be associated with drowsiness and sedation. Therefore, individuals who take this herb should exercise caution if driving or operating heavy machinery.