California License Exams, Pacific College Comps
Gentiana Longdancao Decoction to Drain the Liver
Clear Heat from the Organs
Drain fire excess from the Liver and Gallbladder, clear and drain damp-heat from the lower burner
Yi Fang Ji Jie (1682)
For Liver Fire or damp heat in the lower burner. Signs and symptoms include hypochondriac pain, dizziness, headache, red and sore eyes, swollen ears, hearing loss, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability and short temper. Pulse is wiry, rapid, and forceful. Tongue is red with a yellow coat.
Also used for dysuria with a heat in the urethra, swollen and itchy external genitalia, or foul-smelling leukorrhea. The menstrual cycle will be shorter than usual and the blood will be reddish-purple.