Ban Lan Gen
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ChineseNutrition.org:

Ban Lan Gen in TCM:


Factoids:
English Name: isatis root, indigo woad root
Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Isatidis
Properties: bitter, cold
Explore the properties of Ban Lan Gen according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: cold
Channels: LU, ST, HT
Flavors: bitter
Regulates: clears heat, eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears Heat; Relieves Toxicity (warm-febrile disease; warm epidemic; sore throat; often used as flu preventative)
  • Benefits Throat (mumps, painful swollen throat)
  • (cc: absence of fire-toxin)

    Other Notes:
  • (note: da qing ye is stronger to clear heat and cool blood, ban lan gen is stronger to benefit throat)