Gentian Root (LongDanCao)
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Drains Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder channels;
Drains and pacifies Excess Liver Fire
Damp-Heat in the upper portion of the Gall Bladder Channel with red, swollen sore throat and eyes; swollen, painful ears or sudden deafness;
Damp-Heat in the Liver/Gallbladder with jaundice, pain, swelling or dampness in the genital area or foul-smelling vaginal discharge and itching;
Liver Fire Blazing Upward with headache or red eyes;
Liver Wind-Heat with fever, spasms, convulsions or flank pain
Contraindicated in those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies with diarrhea.
Contraindicated in those with Qi Deficiency.
Contraindicated in those with Blood Deficiency.
Contraindicated in those with no Excess Fire.
Do not take on an empty Stomach.
Concurrent use with diuretics such as chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, furmoside (Lasix), bumetinide (Bumex) and torsemide (Demadex) may lead to increased elimination of water and/or electrolytes.
Concurrent administration of this herb with sedatives such as barbiturates, antihistamines, narcotic analgesics, benzodiazepines and many others, will lead to prolonged sedation.