CHINAHERB - Purge Heat - 60 Tablets

R 212.12

Vendor: CHINAHERB SKU: 988607038

龙胆泻肝片 / Long Dan Xie Gan Pian

Treats the following symptoms:

Purge Heat, from the Song Dynasty “Tai Ping Formulas of welfare dispensary”, is an important formulation for clearing away Liver Fire and Damp-Heat from Liver and Gallbladder. Liver and Gallbladder DampHeat refers to the syndrome mostly caused by Dampness and Heat Evil; overfeeding fat, or Spleen and Stomach dysfunction leading to Dampness collection. According to the Five Elements Theory, the Spleen belongs to the Earth, the Liver belongs to the Wood and congested Dampness of Spleen (Earth) insulting the Liver (Wood) is leading to DampHeat in the Liver and Gallbladder. Liver and Gallbladder DampHeat is manifested either as inflammation of Liver and Gallbladder such as headache, red eyes, pain or uncomfortable in the flank, bitter taste in the mouth, tinnitus, ear swelling; or as Liver Meridian-Heat such as swollen, itchy in the perineum, excessive sweat in the perineum, cloudy urination or yellow smelly morbid leucorrhoea in women.

Purge Heat can be also used to treat skin problem diseases like shingles, eczema and dermatitis, itchy skin rashes, psoriasis, acne and herpes simplex as well as vaginal itching and discharge and gynaecological problems like early and heavy menstruation and as a support treatment for HIV/AIDS.

The original ingredient of Purge Heat contains Mutong. In recent times, Mutong contained “aristolochic acid”, which damages kidney function, so we replaced Mutong.




Typical symptoms:

acne, skin pimples

Disease description:

Acne is the most common skin disease globally. It is primarily a hormone-related condition of the sebaceous glands which occurs mainly in adolescents during puberty and has various degrees of severity. Common acne symptoms are oily skin with pimples, pustules and blackheads that develop over time and persist, unlike normal pimples. They can also leave small red spots or scars. Acne occurs mainly on areas of the body with a particularly large number of sebaceous glands, such as the face, chest, neck, upper arms and back.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Teenagers, full of life vitality, have more chance to build up imbalance of Yin and Yang or Stagnation and Heat in the Lungs, Liver and Blood from fatty food or stress. The Heat blocks the surface of the face and body, which leads to symptoms of acne rash.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Kidney Yin Deficiency Heat

Red pimples, red face, hot feeling.


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Liver Stagnation and Yin and Yang imbalance

This pattern is similar to the one caused by Kidney Yin Deficiency Heat. The main difference is that acne worsens before or during menstrual periods or stress. Patient is also easily angry.

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Damp Heat

Patients usually suffer from red skin pimples with pustules and abscesses.

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Blood Stagnation

Long-lasting acne rash leading to Qi and Blood Stasis with symptoms of  dark red pimples that are thick-walled and leave scars.

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