Bitter, Pungent and slightly cold
Stomach, liver and gall bladder
1. To dispel wind and dampness; 2. To clear heat caused by yin deficiency.
1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome: a) pain with heat sings-Large-leaf gentian root (Qin Jiao) is used with Tetrandra root (Fang Ji) and Honeysuckle stem (Rendongteng); b) pain with cold signs-Large-leaf gentian root (Qinjiao) is used with Notopterygium root (Qiang Huo) Pubescent angelica root (Du Huo), Cinnamon twigs (Gui Zhi) and Prepared aconite root (Fu Zi).2. Afternoon fever caused by deficient yin. Large-leaf gentian root (Qinjiao) is used with Sweet wormwood (Qing Hao). Turtle shell (Bie Jia), Anemarrhena rhizome(Zhi Mu) and Wolfberry bark (Di Gu Pi)v in the formula Qinjiao Biejia Tang.3. Damp-heat jaundice. Larger-leaf gentian root (Qinjiao) is used with Oriental wormwood (Yin Chen Hao) and Capejasmine (Zhi Zi).
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient yin.