Classical antecedent: Long Dan Xie Gan Tang (Gentiana Draining the Liver Decoction).
Anxiety, insomnia, manic behaviour, staying up at night working, having many projects simultaneously, spending money, excessive excitement, going out a lot, incessant talking or laughing, singing.
Indications in Chinese Medicine:
Pattern: Fire of the Heart and Liver agitating the Mind (Shen) and the Ethereal Soul (Hun), Phlegm misting the Mind.
Actions: drain Fire, open the Mind's orifices, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul, resolve Phlegm.
Tongue: Red with redder tip and sides, swollen, sticky-yellow coating, central Heart crack with rough-dry-yellow-sticky coating inside it.
Pulse: Slippery, Overflowing, Rapid.
Cautions and contraindications: There are no particular contraindications associated with this remedy. It is obviously a cooling remedy that drain Fire and it is therefore contraindicated if there is no Fire.
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Dosage: 2 tablets x 2 times a day
Bottle: 60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1