Long Dan Xie Gan Wan - Gentiana Purge Liver Formula

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Long Dan Xie Gan Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "long dan xie gan wan" , 龙胆泻肝丸, which in english is "gentiana purge liver formula", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat from the organs" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Gentiana to Drain the Liver.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes resulting from liver fire rising.
  • Urinary symptoms such as painful, hot urination perhaps with swollen genitalia, dark and/or turbid urine from damp heat accumulation in the lower jiao.
  • Leukorrhea of yellow color with a strong odor.

Long Dan Xie Gan Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Not for long term use.
  • Not for patients who present with yin, yang, and/or blood deficiency.
  • Use with caution with patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

Our shop contains long dan xie gan wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Long Dan Xie Gan Wan - HBW
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    For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Long Dan Xie Gan Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) - Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating …
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  • Che Qian Zi (Plantago Seeds) - Promotes urination, clears heat - edema, lin syndromes due …
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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  • Long Dan Cao (Chinese Gentian Root, Gentiana) - Drains damp-heat from the liver and gallbladder channels - …
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  • Mu Tong (Akebia Caulis) - Promotes urination, drains heat from the heart through the …
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  • Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongu…
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  • Ze Xie (Water Plantain Root) - Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - …
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  • Zhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia) - Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - he…
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Long Dan Xie Gan Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver and gallbladder damp heat and/or liver fire.

    Long Dan Xie Gan Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: deafness (hearing loss), headache, hypochondriac pain and/or leukorrhea

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding long dan xie gan wan.

    This formula can treat manifestations of liver fire in all three jiaos or any combination of them.

    As noted above, long dan xie gan wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat from the organs", which contains the following formulas:

  • Bao Ji Wan (Protect and Relieve Pills) - Cramping and/or painful distension of the abdomen. Foul sm…
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  • Chu Kou Wei Wan (Chu Kou Wei Wan) - Acid reflux and/or burning sensation in the epigastrium, th…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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