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Qin Jiao

Gentiana Macrophylla Root/Chin Chiu | 秦艽
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SKU C2850

Ingredient: Large-leaved gentiana root (qin jiao).


Mandarin: 秦艽
Pin-Yin: Qing Jiao
English: Chin Chiu
Korean: 강활
Romaji: Jingyo
Kanji: 秦艽
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Gentianae macrophyllae Radix

Sources:

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

Properties:

  • Bitter, slightly cold, acrid

Channels Entered:

  • Stomach, liver, gallbladder

Herb Actions:

  • Disperses wind-dampness
  • Relaxes the sinews and collaterals
  • Cools heat caused by deficiency
  • Dries dampness
  • Alleviates jaundice
  • Brings moisture to the intestines
  • Removes blockages from the bowels

 

Contraindications:

  • Not recommended for those with loose stool caused by a deficiency of the spleen

 

Commonly Found In:

  • Tu-huo & Loranthus Combination, Cnidium & Chiang-huo Combination, Cinnamon & Angelica Formula


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