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Herb Information
Name: Large-leafed gentian root
Biological Name: Gentianae qinjiao

Gentianaceae

Other Names: Large-leafed gentian root, Qin jiao
Parts Used: Root
Remedies For

Anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antipyretic

This is an important herb for arthritic and rheumatic conditions that exhibit pain, swelling, and redness and for muscular spasms. Chinese herbalists recommend this herb for the treatment of asthenic fever associated with wasting, such as infantile malnutrition, tuberculosis (TB) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). For these conditions, it is combined with anemarrhena and lycii root bark. It is also used as a diuretic and as a laxative. It is effective for relieving jaundice and dysuria.

Dosage: 3-9 grams

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