Gentiana Combination by Sun Ten also known as Long Dan Xie Gan Tang drains fire from the liver.
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang translates as Gentiana Decoction to Drain the Liver. Though was first recorded in the 17th century by Wang Ang, it can be traced back to an earlier time when an herbalist prescribed this formula to the Empress Dowager Ci Xi. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, fire in the Liver can manifest as various infectious and inflammatory disorders along the Liver meridian. The formula is named after the most important ingredient, long dan cao, which effectively drains the fire from the Liver.
• Ears-Hearing Loss
• Ears-Ringing (Tinnitus)
• Genitals-Foul Odor
• Clear liver and gallbladder damp heat
• Clean lower jiao damp heat
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang helps with these Chinese Medicine patterns:
Long Dan: an herb that clears excess internal heat and regulates digestion
Huang Qin: an herb that treats conditions caused by excess heat
Zhi Zi: a bitter fruit that releases heat, dispels toxins, and helps ease irritability
Ze Xie: an herb that relieves painful urination, stops diarrhea, and reduces dizziness
Mu Tong: an herb that promotes healthy urination and eases irritability
Che Qian Zi: a sweet seed that promotes healthy urination and lowers blood pressure
Di Huang: a root that clears internal heat and relieves dryness
Dang Gui: angelica root helps relieve anemic symptoms and stimulate blood circulation
Chai Hu: a root that relieves constraint, promotes energy flow, and alleviates depression
Gan Cao: licorice root helps boost energy, relieves spasms, and balances the formula
Ingredients: Radix angelicae sinensis (dang gui), Semen plantaginis (che qian zi), Radix rehnianniae (sheng di huang), Radix gentianae (long dan), Radix scutellariae (huang qin), Fructus gardeniae (shan zhi zi), Rhizoma alismatis (ze xie), Radix bupleuri (chai hu), Herba dianthi (qu mai), Radix glycyrrhizae (gan cao), Kochiae fructus (di fu zi), Cortex dictamni (bai xian pi), Radix sophorae flavescentis (ku shen).
Dissolve 1 to 2 grams in a cup of hot water to make a tea 2 to 3 times daily.