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Gan Cao | 甘草
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SKU L4660

Ingredient: Chinese licorice root & rhizome (gan cao).

FUNCTIONS: Tonifies spleen, replenishes qi, clears heat, removes toxin, moistens lungs, controls cough, harmonizes the stomach and spleen, harmonizes all herbs.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 甘草
Pin-Yin: Gan Cao
English: Licorice
Korean: 감초
Romaji: Kanzo
Kanji: 甘草
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Glycyrrhizae Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Sweet, neutral

Channels Entered:

  • All twelve channels
  • Heart, lung, spleen, and stomach, in particular

Herb Actions:

  • Tonifies the spleen and supplements the qi
  • Brings moisture to the lungs to alleviate cough
  • Cools heat and relieves fire toxicity
  • Works in combination with other herbs to balance their effects



  • Not recommended for those with distention or fullness in chest or abdomen

Commonly Found In:

Tu-huo & Loranthus Combination, Lonicera & Forsythia Formula, Zizyphus Combination


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