Liquorice – Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)

gancaoSource: Gan Cao – the root of Glycyrrhiza uraleusis Fisch. Or G. grabra L., family Leguminosae.

Function: Gan Cao enriches qi and invigorates the stomach and spleen. Gan Cao also moistens the lung and resolve phlegm, clears heat and toxins, relieves spasm and alleviates pain.

Application: Gan Cao is applied for cough and difficulty breathing, as it has the action of moistening the lung and resolving phlegm. It is used for palpitationspontaneous sweating, fatigue, poor appetite and loose stool.