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Long Dan Xie Gan Pian (Wan)
(Liver FireClear™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan (Long Dan Xie Gan Pian, Long Dan Xie Gan Tang, Liver FireClear™, 龙胆泻肝片) is a Chinese medicine famous for its popular use in purging the Liver Fire, cleansing the Liver, and supporting liver health.
 
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    What does it do?

    Helps 'Cool your Engine' and keep your emotions in check

    Do you easily get angry or irritable? If someone cuts you off in traffic, do you pound on your horn and shout at the other driver - even if the driver can't hear you? Perhaps you even get angry from time to time for seemingly no reason. You're not sure why you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, but there's a palpable tension in the air. Though you might not be able to explain it, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may offer some theories to determine the root cause of how you're feeling….

    From a TCM perspective, frequent fits of anger and irritability are caused by excessive fire in the Liver. In TCM theory, the Liver is the seat of all emotions. Resentment, jealousy and other emotional states that don't serve your best interests are rooted in the Liver. The Liver also plays a critical role in regulating the flow of Qi (the universal life force). If you have excess heat in the Liver, your Qi flow will suffer and stagnate, producing a cascade of negative emotions.

    If you eat greasy or fried foods frequently, this may also be a root cause of excess Liver fire. Excess fire in the Liver can manifest as a variety of unpleasant symptoms including: headache; red eyes; bitter taste in the mouth; irritability and short temper; hearing loss; hypochondriac pain; reddish tongue with yellowish greasy fur; wiry, rapid, and forceful pulse;

    Classic formula for clearing Fire from the Liver and Gallbladder

    The good news is there's a simple solution for clearing excess heat from the Liver. It's our all-natural TCM liver formula called Liver FireClear™, aka Long Dan Xie Gan Tang. This is a classic herbal remedy that can, in western parlance, "cool your engine."

    Using a western analogy, think of the Liver as the engine in your car. If the oil in your car is clean and at optimal level, your engine will run smooth. But if you pour the wrong type of fuel in your engine, the gas (the "qi" that makes the car drive) will burn up too quickly and the engine oil (the "blood" that lubricates the engine) will overheat.

    Liver FireClear™, when taken over time (allow a few weeks to notice positive outcomes), may help to cool your engine.

    And if you're concerned about the possibility of liver damage from aristolochic acid, which is a byproduct of the herb, Guan Mu Tong, in the original Long Dan Xie Gan Tang recipe, there's no need to worry. Our formulation does not include this herb.

    Classic formula for draining Damp Heat from the Liver channel

    Another TCM pattern Liver FireClear™ takes care of is the damp-heat from the Liver channel in the lower burner, or the lower part of the body. This damp-heat pattern is typically shown as genital swelling, itching and/or discharge with odor; turbid urination with pain or heat sensation; reddish tongue with yellowish greasy fur; wiry, rapid, and forceful pulse;

    How does Liver FireClear™ Work?

    The Chinese namesake of this formula is Long Dan Cao (Chinese Gentian Root, Gentiana). This herb is bitter and cold. It both clears ascending Liver fire and drains damp-heat from the Liver and Gallbladder channels.

    Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) and Zhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia) are also bitter and cold. They drain fire and clear heat and dampness, thus act synergistically with Long Dan Cao.

    Ze Xie (Water Plantain Root), Tong Cao (Rice Paper Pith), and Che Qian Zi (Plantago Seeds) clear heat, leach out dampness, and move damp-heat downward elimination from the body through urination.

    Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) clears heat, cools the blood, nourishes Yin, and generates fluids. Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) nourishes Blood. Together they protect Yin and Blood from being damaged by the draining herbs above.

    Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) disperses Liver Qi and clears heat. The Chinese herb guides the other herbs to act in the Liver channel. And finally, Gan Cao (Licorice Root) harmonizes the action of all other herbs in the formula.

    Does Research Support Liver FireClear™?

    In a review of herbal Chinese medicine for chronic hepatitis that involved over 90,000 subjects, Long Dan Xie Gan Tang was the most commonly prescribed remedy, according to the researchers.1 Another study analyzed Long Dan Xie Gan Tang's efficacy for treating chronic hepatitis B. The researchers concluded that it exhibits "significant anti-hepatitis B virus activities with improved liver function, and enhanced HBeAg and HBsAg sero-conversion rates as well as HBV DNA clearance rates in patients with chronic hepatitis B."2 Along with acupuncture and moxibustion, the classic TCM formula for Liver FireClear™ helped alleviate chronic pelvic inflammation.3

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Gentianae Scabrae
    Radix Bupleuri Chinensis
    Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis
    Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
    Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
    Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
    Medulla Tetrapanacis Papyriferi
    Semen Plantaginis
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    (Long Dan Cao)
    (Chai Hu)
    (Ze Xie)
    (Sheng Di Huang)
    (Huang Qin)
    (Zhi Zi)
    (Tong Cao)
    (Che Qian Zi)
    (Dang Gui)
    (Gan Cao)
    Please notice that this product does not contain Caulis Aristolochiae Manshuriensis (Guan Mu Tong), the herb ingredient in the original formula that contributes to aristolochic acid.
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Long Dan Xie Gan Pian (Liver FireClear™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    Guang Ci Tang® Long Dan Xie Gan Wan (Liver FireClear™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Long Dan Xie Gan Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet or pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Both tablets and pills have the same formulation.

    Long Dan Xie Gan Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?
    The standard dosage for Long Dan Xie Gan Pian (Wan) is 5 tablets or pills each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    Liver FireClear™ is a mild tonic and therefore it takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.

    Differentiation in Usage

    Side Effects
    As mentioned above, Long Dan Xie Gan Wan in some formulation has been implicated in kidney damages. It is important to inspect any product of Long Dan Xie Gan Wan before use to make sure it does not contain Caulis Aristolochiae Manshuriensis (Guan Mu Tong) in its ingredients.

    Warning

    Allergy Info
    Liver FireClear™ is gluten free

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    Precaution
    1. Use with caution during pregnancy.
    2. Use with caution if you are old, weak, or with loose stool.
    3. Avoid oily (like french fries) and spicy food.
    4. Do not use it together with tonic Chinese herbs.
    5. Does not use it for a long time.
    6. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have heart, arrhythmia, hypertension, kidney, diabetes liver and other chronic diseases.
    7. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    8. Keep out of reach of children.

    References

    1. Chen FP et al., Frequency and pattern of Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions for chronic hepatitis in Taiwan. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Apr 17;117(1):84-91.
    2. Qi FH et al., Traditional Chinese medicine and related active compounds: a review of their role on hepatitis B virus infection. Drug Discov Ther. 2013 Dec;7(6):212-24.
    3. Jin Y A combined use of acupuncture, moxibustion and long dan xie gan tang for treatment of 36 cases of chronic pelvic inflammation.
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