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Long Dan Xie Gan Tang #2267M

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Pin Ying Name: Long Dan Xie Gan Tang

English Name: Gentiana To Drain The Liver Decoction

Chinese Name: 龍膽瀉肝湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao 1-9g

Drains Shi Heat from the Liver/Gallbladder, drains Liver Fire and eliminates Damp-Heat from Lower Jiao.

With Chai Hu and Huang Qin, for Liver/ Gallbladder Damp-Heat.

Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 3-12g

Drains Fire, dries Dampness and calms ascending Liver Yang.

With Zhi Zi, drains Fire and eliminates Dampness.

Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 6-12g

Clears Heat, eliminates irritability and drains Damp-Heat.

With Huang Qin, drains Fire and eliminates Dampness.

Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong 3-9g

Promotes urination.

With Che Qian Zi and Ze Xie, drains Heat from Upper Jiao and eliminates Damp-Heat from Lower Jiao through the urine.

Sm. Plantaginis Che Qian Zi 3-15g

Promotes urination and clears Heat.

Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie 3-12g

Promotes urination and clears Damp Heat.

Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 3-12g

Disperses Heat due to Liver/Gallbladder Qi Stagnation and focuses the actions of the formula on Liver/Gallbladder. (Omitted in some versions).

With Huang Qin, clears Shao Yang Heat. With Gan Cao, for hepatitis and upper right quadrant pain.

Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 5-15g

Nourishes Yin and clears Heat.

With Dang Gui, protects Yin and Blood.

Extremitas Radicis Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui Wei 5-12g

Nourishes Blood without causing Stasis.

With Sheng Di Huang, protects Yin and Blood

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1-6g

Harmonizes the Middle Jiao and regulates other herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Drains Excess Fire from the Liver and Gallbladder
  • Clears and Drains Damp-Heat from the Lower Jiao
  • Clears Damp-Heat from the San Jiao
Syndromes
  • Liver Fire Flaring Up
  • Damp-Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder
  • Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel
  • San Jiao Damp-Heat
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Red sore eyes
  • Hearing loss
  • Swelling in the ears
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Irritability
  • Short temper
  • Difficult and painful urination with a heat sensation in the urethra
  • Swollen and itchy genitalia
  • Yellow, foul smelling leukorrhea
  • Short menstrual cycle with reddish-purple blood
  • Ear discharge
  • Yellow urine
  • Chest pain
  • Constipation
  • Turbid urine
  • Dry throat
  • Hematuria
  • Pain in the armpits
  • Sweating in the groin
  • T: Red or Red edges
  • C: Yellow or Yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry, Excess and rapid
Treats
  • Migraine headache
  • Eczema
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Gallstones
  • Uveitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Acute glaucoma
  • Central retinitis
  • Acute suppurative otitis media
  • Herpes zoster (initial stage)
  • Herpes simplex (early stages)
  • Herpes genitalia
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Cystitis
  • Urethritis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Orchitis
  • Epididymitis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Endometritis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Jaundice
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Vaginal itch
  • Obesity
  • Headache
  • Epistaxis
  • Nebula
  • Hemoptysis
  • Alopecia
  • Dysentery
  • Acute gastritis
  • Hiccups
  • Vertigo
  • Senile pruritis
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Hematochezia
  • Acute pyogenic infection of the perineum
  • Abdominal pain with dysuria
  • Acute pyogenic infection of the penis
  • Hematuria
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Dizziness
  • Bi-Polar disorder
  • Asthma
  • Syphilis
  • Constipation
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Acute icteric hepatitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Nephritis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Leukemia
  • Bartholinitis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Fallopian tube infection
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Cervicitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Mania
  • Anxiety neurosis
  • Stress-related breathing problems
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Anorexia
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Hematemesis
  • Drug-induced dermatitis
  • Palpitations
  • Short menstruation
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Indigestion
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Hepatitis C
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Leukorrhea
  • Optic neuritis
  • Venereal ulcer
  • Groin lymphadenitis
  • Genital eczema
  • Boils and carbuncles of the vestibular and external auditory canal
  • Hypertension
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Eye pain
  • Acute prostatitis
  • Scrotal eczema
  • Scrotal abscess
  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Acute pyelitis
  • Encephalitis B
  • Chronic viral infections
  • Culosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Viral dermatosis
  • Genital inflammation and swelling
  • Perineal itching in women
  • Perineal infection
  • Furuncle of the vestibulus nasi
  • Rosacea
  • Prostatitis
  • Vaginal pain
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility
  • Keratitis
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Common warts
  • Soft warts
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Otitis media
  • Chancre
  • Oliguria
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Lacrimation
  • Vertigo
  • Mania-depression
  • Fever
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Sperm abnormality
  • Behcet's disease
  • Herpetic cirrhosis
  • Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Shingles
  • Syphilis
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Erysipelas
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovaritis
  • Mastitis
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Oral lichen planus
  • Sciatica
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Boils
  • Hysteria
  • Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Epstein-Barr virus syndrome
  • Impotence
  • Stress
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Depression
  • Allergic purpura
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Fatigue
  • Enuresis
  • Hernia
  • Liver cancer
  • Oral leukoplakia
  • Thrush
  • Otorrhea
Contraindications
  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin, Yang or Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for long-term use.