HERB FORMULAS

English: Chinese Angelica, Gentian and Aloe Pill
Also Known As: Tangkuei, Gentiana Longdancao and Aloe Pill
Dragon Brain Pill (Long Nao Wan)
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx. Angelica Sinensis Dang Gui 3-30g Nourishes and invigorates Blood, moistens the Intestines, unblocks the bowels and alleviates pain.
Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao 3-15g Drains Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gall Bladder, drains Excess Liver Fire and relieves toxicity.
With Huang Lian, for red, swollen, painful eyes due to Excess Heat in the Liver channel.
Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 3-30g Clears Heat, eliminates irritability, drains Damp-Heat, reduces Fire and cools and invigorates the Blood.
With Da Huang, for constipation.
Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian 3-30g Drains Fire, relieves toxicity, drains Dampness and drains Heart and Stomach Fire.
With Huang Qin and Huang Bai for high fever, irritability, dry mouth and throat and dark urine.
With Huang Qin and Zhi Zi, for high fever, irritability, dry mouth and throat, and dark urine due to Fire toxin in the three burners.
With Huang Qin and Da Huang, for hematemesis and rectal bleeding due to Blood Heat.
Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai 3-30g Drains Damp-Heat and relieves toxicity.
With Zhi Zi, resolves constraint and directs Qi downward for clearing Heat and Fire from the Liver channel.
Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 3-30g Clears Heat, drains Fire, dries Dampness and sedates ascendant Liver Yang.
With Zhi Zi, powerfully clears and drains lurking Heat from the Lungs with fever, fullness in the chest, cough with yellow sputum and epistaxis or hematemesis.
With Da Huang, for constipation.
Hb. Aloes Lu Hui 1.5-15g Purges, drains Fire, clears Heat and cools the Liver.
With Long Dan Cao, Huang Qin and Huang Lian, for Heat in the Liver channel with epigastric pain, dizziness, headache, and irritability.
With Long Dan Cao and Zhi Zi, for Heat in the Liver channel with epigastric pain, dizziness, headache, and irritability.
With Long Dan Cao, Zhi Zi and Qing Dai, for Liver Fire.
Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang 1.5-15g Drains Heat, purges accumulations, cools and activates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, clears Xue Stage Heat, drains Damp-Heat and reduces Fire toxicity.
With Huang Lian for fullness and distention due to Heat accumulation.
Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai 3-15g Clears Heat, cools the Blood and relieves toxicity. (Not included in some sources.)
With Long Dan Cao and Huang Lian, for restlessness and convulsions from Liver Fire.
Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang 0.75-9g Moves Qi, invigorates the Blood, dissipates Stasis and alleviates pain by dispelling Heat and Dampness.
Moschus She Xiang 0.15-1.5g Opens the orifices and Luo vessels, revives Spirit, activates Blood and alleviates pain.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 3-6g Reduces the toxicity of the other herbs (Not included in some sources.)
  • Purges Liver and Gall Bladder Fire
  • Clears the bowels
  • Excess Heat or Fire in the Liver and Gall Bladder
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Dark, rough urine
  • Red or yellow urine
  • Excruciating headache
  • Constipation
  • Rashness
  • Impatience
  • Irascibility
  • Tinnitus
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Fright palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Throat blockage with difficulty swallowing
  • Sore throat
  • Semi-unconsciousness
  • Dry throat
  • Vertigo
  • Delirium
  • Mania
  • Dizziness
  • Red face
  • Red eyes
  • Irritability
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Clonic spasm
  • Fright Wind in children
  • Dysuria
  • Pain with swelling and inflammation
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry or Taut and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen Qi Deficiency.
  • Prolonged use is contraindicated.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Use extreme caution if no clumping has occurred.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For nasal congestion and sinusitis due to Liver and Gall Bladder Fire with severe headache, constipation, reddish urine, rashness, impatience, and irascibility: For irritability, thirst and fever:
+ Fr. Xanthii Cang Er Zi + Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi + Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi
+ Hb. Centipeda E Bu Shi Cao
For difficult urination:
For constipation:
+ Caul. Akebiae Mu Tong
+ Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi + Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po