Helps relivethe following symptoms:
- Headache caused by Liver function disorder,
- Burning and Dry Eyes,
- Bitter Mouth,
- Rib Distention,
- Easily get angry or irritable,
- Ear Infection or Ear Swelling,
- Yeast Infection, Vaginal Discharge,
- Alleviates excess Damp Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder,
- Removes Damp Heat from the Lower Warmer,
- Hypochondriac Pain,
- Reddish Tongue With Yellowish Greasy Fur,
- Wiry, Rapid, and Forceful Pulse,
- cools redness in the face,
- calms restlessness,
- calms rage,
- supports vaginal health,
- supports bladder health,
- This formula is the “go to” for the signs of heat and is said to have something of a detoxifying benefit.
- It usually is used only for 10 days for the effects to help and then discontinued.
- After 10 days you can go back on it again.
- It may also cause loose stools or diarrhea if taken too much or too long.
Alternate Names: Gentiana to Drain the Liver
Do you easily get angry or irritable If someone cuts you off in traffic, do you pound on your horn and shout at the other driver – even if the driver can’t hear you?
Do you get angry from time to time for seemingly no reason?
Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders and you do not know why, but there’s a palpable tension in the air?
Do you eat greasy or fried foods frequently? if so this also may be a root cause of excess Liver fire.
Though you might not be able to explain it, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may offer some answers to determine the root cause of why you’re feeling all this tension and anger.
From a TCM perspective, frequent fits of anger and irritability are caused by excessive fire in the Liver in other words your liver is running too hot.
The Liver is the seat of all emotions in Chinese medicine.
Resentment, jealousy and other emotional states that don’t serve your best interests are rooted in the Liver.
The Liver also plays a critical role in regulating the flow of Qi (the universal life force). If you have excess heat in the Liver, your Qi flow will suffer and stagnate, producing a cascade of negative emotions.
Excess fire in the Liver can manifest as a variety of unpleasant symptoms including: headache; red eyes; bitter taste in the mouth; irritability and short temper; hearing loss; hypochondriac pain; reddish tongue with yellowish greasy fur; wiry, rapid, and forceful pulse;
Using a western analogy, think of the Liver as the engine in your car. If the oil in your car is clean and at optimal level, your engine will run smooth. But if you pour the wrong type of fuel in your engine, the gas (the “qi” that makes the car drive) will burn up too quickly and the engine oil (the “blood” that lubricates the engine) will overheat.
This is one of the premier Chinese formulas that has a multitude of applications for problems due to Liver or Gallbladder fire. Symptoms can develop anywhere along the Liver or Gallbladder channels, from the eyes to the genitalia. Liver fire can affect the emotional and mental as well as the physical.
Standard Dosage 3 grams, 3 x day or 4-5 grams 2 x day
Ingredients (Pin Yin) Long dan cao, Chai hu, Ze xie, Sheng di huang, Dang gui, Huang qin, Zhizi, Mu tong (san ye), Che qianzi, Gan cao
Ingredients Gentianascabra root, Bupleurum chinense root, Alismaorientalis rhizome, Rehmanniaglutinosa root-raw, Angelica sinensis root, Scutellariabaicalensis root, Gardenia jasminoides fruit, Akebia trifoliata stem, Plantagoasiatica seed, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root
Prolonged use not advisable, can injure Spleen Yang, affecting digestion. Caution during pregnancy.
It usually is used only for 10 days for the effects to help and then discontinue.
Prolonged use not advisable!