Herbal Formula Database
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:
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Our shop contains long dan xie gan wan from the following manufacturer:
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:
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.
All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.
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