English: Gardenia Decoction to Clear the Liver #1
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Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 3-12g Clears Heat, reduces Fire, eliminates irritability, drains Damp-Heat, cools the Blood and relieves toxicity.
Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao 6-18g Clears Liver Fire and treats hypertension.
With Zhe Bei Mu, cools and relieves toxicity to disperse and transform Phlegm and treat goiter, scrofula and swollen or inflamed lymph glands.
Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen 7-30g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin and drains Fire.
With Mu Li and Zhe Bei Mu, for scrofula, goiter, and other nodules due to Phlegm.
Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu 6-12g Clears Heat, drains Fire, nourishes Yin, moistens Dryness and clears Deficiency Fire.
Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu 3-12g Clears Heat, transforms Phlegm and dissipates nodules.
With Xuan Shen and Mu Li, for nodules without abscess.
Concha Ostreae Mu Li 9-30g Heavily settles, calms the Spirit, calms the Liver, benefits Yin, transforms Phlegm-Heat and anchors Floating Yang.
With Xuan Shen, Xia Ku Cao and Zhe Bei Mu, for scrofula and lymphadenoma.
Spina Gleditsiae Zao Jiao Ci 3-10g Draws out toxicity, discharges pus, invigorates the Blood and reduces swelling.
Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi 4.5-15g Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, expels Wind, drains Dampness and descends Blood and Fire.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-10g Releases the exterior, expels External Wind, expels Wind-Dampness and expels Internal Wind.
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 9-30g Tonifies Qi and Blood and promotes urination.
Rx. Polygalae Yuan Zhi 3-15g Calms the Spirit, sedates the Heart, expels Phlegm, reduces abscesses and dissipates swellings.
With Gan Cao, reduces the irritating effect of Yuan Zhi, to prevent nausea and vomiting.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1.5-14g Clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
  • Clears the Liver
  • Purges Fire
  • Tonifies Qi and Yin
  • Softens hardness and nodules
  • Calms the Shen
  • Excess Liver Liver Fire with Qi and Yin Deficiency
  • Marked goiter which is soft without pain
  • Possible nodulations
  • Possible exophthalmos
  • Emotional tension
  • Severe, splitting headaches with dizziness
  • Head distention
  • Sudden tinnitus or deafness
  • Flushed face
  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Impetuosity
  • Irascibility with violent angry outbursts
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Thirst with profuse drinking
  • Vomiting sour or bitter liquid
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Constipation or dry stools
  • Maybe rib pain
  • Aversion to heat
  • Trembling hands
  • Trembling tongue
  • Palpitations
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Profuse sweating
  • Hungers easily with increased food intake
  • T: Red or Red tip and edges
  • C: Thick, yellow, dry and rough
  • P: Wiry, Shi and rapid