Long Dan Xie Gan Wan | choose from capsules, pills, granules, or whole herbs
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History of Long Dan Xie Gan Wan
Source: Analytic Collection of Medical Formulas (Yi Fang Ji Jie), Wang An, 1682 AD
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan's TCM Uses
- Drains Fire From Liver & Gallbladder
- Clears Damp Heat From the Lower Burner
- Detoxifies Liver & Gallbladder
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan Ingredients
|Long Dan Cao
Sheng Di Huang
Che Qian Zi
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Safety of Long Dan Xie Gan Wan
Do not use for very weak individuals
Use caution during pregnancy. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan Dosage and Administration
Capsules: 3 capsules 2-3 times a day, or as prescribed
Tablets: 5-8 tablets, 2-3 times a day
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs: Long Dan is composed mainly of roots, so the boiling time should be at least 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Good quality herbs will permit a second boiling.
Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (Don't use aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water until 2 cups of medicine remain. Adjust the lid to regulate water evaporation.
Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.
Tips on Boiling & Taking Chinese Herbal Decoctions
The potent odors and flavors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling the herbs and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines. Be sure to ventilate the room to reduce the strong odors. Holding your nose (or your breath) while drinking the herbs virtually eliminates the taste, and taking something sweet afterwards will eliminate any aftertaste.
Always refrigerate herbs and medicine you intend to re-use or take later. Reheat refrigerated liquids to room temperature before drinking them.
* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
- SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
- GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)
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