Gan Lu Yin
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Gan Lu Yin #2075

Pin Ying Name: Gan Lu Yin

English Name: Sweet Decoction

Chinese Name: 甘露飲

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 9-15g

Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin, generates fluids, increases saliva and treats wasting and thirsting.

With Shu Di Huang, for Heat symptoms due to Yin Deficiency and Devastated Blood.

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang 9-15g

Nourishes the Blood and nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin.

Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu 9-12g

Nourishes the Yin, clears Heat, generates fluids, enriches Kidney Yin, reduces Heat from Deficiency and nourishes Stomach and Lung Yin.

Rx. Asparagi Tian Men Dong 12-15g

Nourishes the Kidney Yin, clears Lung Heat, sedates Fire, moistens the Lungs, nourishes the Kidneys and generates fluids

With Mai Men Dong, for dry cough, thirst, and other symptoms due to Yin Deficiency and injured fluids.

Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong 9g

Moistens the Lungs, nourishes the Yin, stops cough, nourishes Stomach Yin, generates fluids and moistens the Intestines.

With Sheng Di Huang, for hematemesis or epistaxis due to Yin Deficiency with Excess Heat.

Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 9-12g

Clears Heat, dries Dampness, drains Fire, detoxifies cools the Blood and stops bleeding.

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen 9g

Clears Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder, relieves jaundice, clears Heat and facilitates the resolution of Dampness.

Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke 12-24g

Promotes the movement of Qi and reduces distention and pressure.

Fol. Eriobotryae Pi Pa Ye 3-6g

Transforms Phlegm, clears Lung Heat, descends Lung Qi, harmonizes the Stomach, clears Stomach Heat and descends Stomach Qi.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao

Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Nourishes Yin
  • Generates Fluids
  • Clears Heat
  • Detoxifies the Blood
  • Stops inflammation
  • Disseminates Lung Qi
  • Resolves Dampness
  • Damp-Heat of the throat
  • Damp-Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Yang Ming
  • Damp-Heat in the Spleen and Stomach
  • Lung and Kidney Deficiencies with Lung Dryness due to Fire
Clinical Manifestations
  • Swelling and inflammation of the gums with or without pus
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Bad breath
  • Sore throat
  • Toothache
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Dysuria
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Yellow-green
  • P: Thready and rapid
  • Blepharitis
  • Angina
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Stomatitis
  • Pyorrhea
  • Aphthae
  • Periodontitis
  • Superficial punctate keratitis
  • Diabetes
  • Thrush
  • Toothache
  • Scurvy
  • Gingivitis
  • Eye pain
  • Jaundice
  • Ulcerative stomatitis
  • Chronic periapical abscess
  • Dental caries
  • Cataracts
  • Bad breath
  • Constipation