Pinyin: qin jiao

ENGLISH NAME: Large-leaf Gentian (Root)

LATIN NAME: Gentianae Macrophyllae Radix

Pinyin: qin jiao

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

DOSAGE
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.