Qin Jiao


Qin Jiao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qin Jiao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: gentiana macrophylla root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae
Properties: bitter, acrid, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: ST, LV, GB

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome, clears deficent heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels wind-damp and alleviate pain (acute or chronic W-D bi especially in extremities due to heat or cold)
  • Clears deficient heat (yin def w/ fever; steaming bone disorder)
  • Clears heat; relieves jaundice (jaundice d/t dampt-heat; especially for acute cases or in infants)

    Special Notes:
  • Known as one of the best herbs to relieve joint pain due to weather changes.


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