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Herbal Heritage: Chinese

Modified LongdanXieGanTang(Liver-ClearingGentianaDecoction), with the following composition:

  • longdancao (Gentiana) 6 g
  • huangqin (Scutellaria) 10g,
  • zhizi (Gardenia) 10g,
  • cheqianzi (Plantago) 10g,
  • zexie (Alisma) 10g,
  • chaihu (Bupleurum) 6g,
  • shengdihuang (Rehmannia) 10g,
  • danggui (Angelica) 10 g,
  • cinnabar-treated fushen (Poria) 10 g,
  • raw longgu (fossil bone) 15 g,
  • raw muli (Ostrea) 15 g,
  • and gancao (Glycyrrhiza) 6 g.

For severe chest and subcostal fullness, with frequent sighing, add yujin (Curcuma) and xiangfu (Cyperus) to soothe the liver and relieve depression.
For severe dizziness and distending headache, irascibility and constipation, add luhui (Aloe vera) and raw dahuang (Rheum).

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