Qing Guo Gen – White Olive Root – Radix Canarium Album

Qing Guo Gen

English Name: white olive root

Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Canarium Album

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Fire-Purging Herbs

Properties: Qing Guo Gen enters the Lung and Stomach channels; it is sour and astringent in nature and cool in temperature.

What is Qing Guo Gen:

The Chinese Herb Qing Guo Gen is the dried root of the Chinese White Olive Tree (Canarium album), a fast-growing evergreen tree in the incense or torchwood family of trees (that give us, for example, frankincense and myrrh). It is native to the forests of Southern China and Southeast Asia and can reach heights of up to 30 meters.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Qing Guo Gen:

Qing Guo Gen clears the Lung and benefits the throat to treat minor inflammation of the respiratory system (to include cough with profuse sputum and pharyngitis).

Qing Guo Gen strengthens the spleen to treat leukorrhea and stomach pain rooted in Spleen deficiency.