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QIN JIAO

Names for Qin Jiao
Pharmaceutical: Radix Gentianae Qinjiao
Botanical: Qin Jiao : Gentiana macrophylla Pall., Ma Hua Qin Jiao : Gentiana straminea Maxim., Cu Jing Qin Jiao : Gentiana crassicaulis Duthic ex Burk., Xiao Qin Jiao : Gentiana dahurica Fish. (Gentianaceae)
Other names:
Description: Gentian Root.

Actions
Expels Wind-Damp; Soothes the sinews; Clears Empty-Heat; ...

Origin of qin jiao
Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Inner-Mongolia.;

Preparation of qin jiao
The drug is collected in spring and autumn, removed from soil, softened in the sun, either piled up until the drug becomes reddish-yellow or greyish-yellow on the surface, spread out and dried in the sun, or dried in the sun directly after collecting. As for Xiao Qin Jiao, the black bark is rubbed off while fresh, and dried in the sun.;

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