Long Dan Cao - Clear Heat Dry Dampness
GB, LV (3-9g)

 

Long Dan Cao - Long Danny long legs

Long Dan was a long legged woodsman from the jungle. When he found out he had jaundice he burned down the forest!!!

He later swore off Red Bull with alcohol since it caused sleepless nights (cc: yin deficiency) and (cc: SP and ST deficiency with diarrhea).

English Name: gentiana
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Gentianae
Properties: bitter, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
woodsman... jungle to do w/ LV and GB... damp heat
jaundice Drain DH from LV/GB
burned down the forest LV/GB fire

 

       Long Dan Cao Actions and Indications
  • Dries damp-heat from LV and GB (damp-heat in lower jiao; damp-heat or fire in upper portion of gallbladder channel: red, swollen ears, ear or sinus infection, sudden deafness; swelling or pain in genitals, jaundice, hypochondria pain)
  • Drains LV / GB fire (flank pain, Liver fire blazing up with headache, fever, red eyes, irritability; Liver fire blazing creating Liver wind with spasms, convulsions)
  • (cc: SP and ST deficiency with diarrhea)
  • (cc: yin fluid deficiency)
    Special Notes:
  • .At a low dosage (< 1g) Long Dan Cao stimulates the digestion, at a large dosage it irritates the stomach and can cause nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite.

 
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