Chinese: Long Dan Xie Gan Tang

English: Gentiana Longdancao Decoction to Drain the Liver

Source: Yi fang ji jie (Analytic Collection of Medical Formulas)

Pulse: Forceful, bowstring, slippery, rapid

Tongue: red body, red spots on the edges, yellow greasy fur


Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:

  • Pain in the hypochondria
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Dizziness
  • Red and sore eyes
  • Difficult urination
  • Irritability
  • Short temper
  • Excessive yellow virginal discharge (Leukorrhea)
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostatitis
  • Painful urination

There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.