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Long Dan | 龍膽
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SKU G1020

Ingredient: Scabrous gentiana root (long dan).

Mandarin: 龍膽
Pin-Yin: Long Dan
English: Gentiana
Korean: 용담
Romaji: Ryutan
Kanji: 竜胆
Kampo: No


Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Gentianae Radix


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


  • Bitter, cold

Channels Entered:

  • Gallbladder, liver, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Drains damp-heat from the liver and gallbladder channels
  • Drains and pacifies excessive liver fire


  • Not recommended to for those with cold from deficiency of the spleen or stomach
  • Not recommended for those without fire from excess
  • Not recommended to be taken on an empty stomach

Commonly Found In:

  • Gentiana Combination, Cinnamon & Angelica Formula, Chin-chiu & Corydalis Combination, Forsythia & Laminaria Combination, Chiang-huo & Carthamus Formula

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