Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae

 

Source
Root of Gentiana macrophylki Pall. and G. dahurica Fisch., family Gentianaceae.

Characteristics
G. macmphylla Pall: Root cylindriod, 10-30 cm long, somewhat twisted, and longitudinally striated, or several rootlets twisted together; surface reticular and grey-yellow. Section oily or withered. G. dahunca Fisch: Root conical, 8-15 cm long, with an axial root and branches at the lower part. Bitter and acrid in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to stomach, liver and gallbladder channels.

Indication
1. Clear away heat, expel cold and dampness: For arthralgia of wind-dampness-heat type and muscular spasm.
2. Lower asthenic fever: For infantile malnutrition with fever, hectic fever due to yin-deficiency, usually used together with Rhizoma Anemarrhenae, Cortex Lycll Radicis.
3. Promote diuresis, relax the bowels, and relieve jaundice: For jaundice of dampness-heat type, dysuria and dyschesia.

Pharmacological Action
Gentianine is one of its active components.
1. Inhibiting experimental arthritis in mice and decreasing capillary permeability.
2. Anti-allergic.
3. Inducing transient hypotensive effect.

Administration Decoction: 6-12g


   

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