Pinyin Name: Gan Cao
English Name: Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Other Names: Licorice Root, Lin Cao, Mi Gan
Tastes: Slight Smell, Sweet
Origin: China, Asia, Europe
Benefits of Gan Cao:
Gan Cao, also known as Licorice Root, is native to Asia and Europe. It is harvested in spring and autumn, best is autumn. Gan Cao has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects. It can also be used to treat asthma and cough.
Side Effects: Side effects can occur in some people after taking Gan Cao. It may include headache, tired feeling, swelling, weight gain, high blood pressure, muscle pain.
Common TCM Herbal Formulas with Gan Cao:
Gan Cao Xie Xin Tang, Fu Ling Gan Cao Tang, Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang, Zhi Gan Cao Tang.