Liang Ge San

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Liang Ge San drains Fire, unblocks bowels by clearing upper & middle Jiao

 

Liang Ge San - Tian Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang

Da Huang (radix and rhizoma rhei)600g

Mang Xiao (mirabilitum)600g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)600g

Huang Qin (radix scutellariae)300g

Zhi Zi (fructus gardeniae jasminoidis)300g

Lian Qiao (fructus forsythiae suspensae)1200g

Bo He (herba mentae haplocalycis)300g

Indications: Heat in the chest and diaphragm causing irritability. Heat in the Stomach and intestines causes thirst, dry lips, mouth, sore throat, constipation, and dark scanty urine. Heart Fire produces cankers, red lips, and a disturbed spirit (irritable, insomnia, delirious speech). Heat in the Lungs or Liver show dry bloody nasal passages, red dry eyes, headaches, and dry hacking coughs. T- will be red, can have yellow or dry coating, P- rapid.

Heat in the upper and mid Jiao is the focus of this Chinese Herbal formula. It is a variation of Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang with less of a purgative action. Once Constipation has been relieved the practitioner should be careful as to not damage the Spleen with Da Huang and Mang Xiao.

 

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Reference:

Benskey & Gamble 1993, Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies, Seattle Washington, Eastland Press Inc.

 

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