1607 龍膽瀉肝湯 (Long Dan Xie Gan Tang)
Gentiana Longdancao Decoction to Drain the Liver
【Classic Literature Reference】
Li Dong Yuan Fang (Secret Collection of the Orchid House, 1251).
Compiler: Li, Dong-yuan.
Flaring up of Liver fire marked by headache, red eyes, impaired hearing, swollen ears, bitter taste in the mouth, and hypochondriac pain, a red tongue with yellow coating, and a wiry and rapid pulse.
Downward flow of damp-heat marked by painful and difficult urination, dark and cloudy urine, swelling and itching around the external genitalia, genital sweating, or foul-smelling leukorrhea, a yellow and greasy tongue coating, and a rapid and forceful pulse.
Modern: Acute conjunctivitis, cornealulcer, keratitis, acute otitis media, migraine headache, mumps, hypertension, hepatitis,acute cholecystitis, urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammation, prostatitis, testitis, cervicitis,herpes zoster, urethritis, cystitis, endometritis,vaginal inflammation, leukorrhea, venereal ulcer, groin lymphadenitis, Behcet's disease, and eczema of scrotum.
Pattern of Liver Fire or Downward Flow of Damp-Heat in the Liver Channel
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