Long Dan Xie Gan Tang by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics
is a formula that comes from Wang Ans early Qing dynasty Yi Fang Ji Jie
(Analytic Collection of Medical Formulas).
Within this formula, Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) is greatly bitter and
greatly cold. It is the sovereign medicinal in this formula for both draining
fire and eliminating dampness. It drains replete livergallbladder fire from the
upper body, while it also precipitates and clears damp heat from the lower body.
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) and Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae) are the ministers
within this formula. They also have the functions of draining fire with
bitterness and cold and are combined with Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) for
Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis), Mu Tong (Caulis Akebiae), and Che Qian Zi (Semen
Plantaginis) clear heat and disinhibit dampness. Therefore, they assist in
eliminating damp heat via the urinary tract.
Because the liver stores the blood and heat within the liver channel can easily
damage yin and blood, at the same time as using bitter cold ingredients to dry
dampness, Sheng Di (uncooked Radix Rehmanniae) and Dang Gui Wei (Extremitas
Radicis Angelicae Sinensis) are used as assistants to enrich yin and nourish
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) regulates and harmonizes all the other medicinals.
Therefore, within this formula there is supplementation within drainage and
enrichment within disinhibition. This assists the downbearing of fire and the
clearing of heat and the separation of clear from damp turbidity.
Actions: Alleviates excess Damp Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder, removes Damp
Heat from the Lower Warmer.
Pattern: Damp Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder, Damp Heat from the Lower
Branch: Liver, Gallbladder
Chinese Symptomology: Headache caused by Liver function disorder, burning and
dry eyes, bitter mouth, rib distention, ear infection or ear swelling, yeast
infection, vaginal discharge.
Western Symptomology: Hypertension, acne,
vegetative nerve functional disturbance, acute conjunctivitis, acute otitis
media, acute prostatitis, acute hepatitis, urinay tract or vaginal infections,
acute pelvic inflammation, acute eczema, herpes zoster.
Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Sheng Di (uncooked Radix Rehmanniae) 111 mg
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 83.25 mg
Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae) 83.25 mg
Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis) 83.25 mg
Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis) 83.25 mg
Dang Gui Wei (Extremitas Radicis Angelicae Sinensis) 83.25 mg
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 83.25 mg
Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae) 55.5 mg
Mu Tong (Caulis Akebiae) 55.5 mg
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 28.5 mg