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Source date: 1682 AD
Number of ingredients: 10 herbs
Key actions: Clears Heat and Fire from the Liver and Gallbladder. Clears and drains Damp-Heat from the Lower Burner.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Heat Excess in the Liver or Gallbladder' of which red and sore eyes is a symptom.
Because it is a key herb in Long Dan Xie Gan Tang, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern '' (a pattern with red and sore eyes as a symptom)
Chinese Gentian is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Gallbladder, the Heart, the Large intestine, the Liver and the Lung.
Its main actions are: Expels Damp-Heat especially in the Liver and Gallbladder Meridians. Clears Liver-Fire. Clears Liver-Wind.
Fixed pain in the hypochondria Headaches Dizziness Diminished hearing Swelling in the ears Bitter taste in the mouth Irritability Short temper Painful urination Swollen and itchy external genitalia