Kan Essentials Subdue Liver Fire

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Kan Essentials Subdue Liver Fire

ABOUT THE HERBS

ABOUT THE HERBS In Chinese Herbology, Heat is passed from the Liver to the Heart. Subdue Liver Fire (Long Dan Xie Gan Tang) thus contains both Liver- and Heart-cooling herbs, specifically Chinese gentian root and rhizome, Chinese skullcap root and Gardenia fruit. Where this excess Heat or Yang energy has damaged Blood and Yin, the formula contains two herbs – Chinese skullcap root and Dong quai root – to address this. In classic versions of the formula, only small amounts of these herbs are used, but dogs seem to require higher amounts to fully benefit from the formula. Raw Rehmannia root assists these two herbs in clearing Heat and protecting the Yin. Plantain seed, Asian water plantain rhizome and Poria with wood root drain the Damp that is causing the Heat accumulation. Bupleurum root and Dong quai root prevent Qi and Blood stasis, whether from the drying cooling action of the formula or the intense Heat already present. Bupleurum root also provides a cooling yet Yang-invigorating effect that helps adapt or mesh the strong cooling effect of the formula with the intense Heat affecting these animals. Chinese licorice root and rhizome assists in protecting the Spleen, clears Heat and harmonizes the other herbs in the formula.

CHINESE HERBAL ACTIONS

Quells Liver Fire, Drains Damp-Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder meridians.

PHYSICAL INDICATIONS

• Occasional redness, red eruptions or discharges

. • Occasional redness and itching.

• Occasional agitation, dominance aggression.

• Occasional Dampness and Heat accumulation in the ear.

• Heat radiating from the crown of the head, heat intolerance.

• Increased thirst and appetite.

• Occasional dizziness.

PULSE

Toneless, full and rapid.

TONGUE

Typically red, purple red or brick red.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Avoid using during pregnancy

INGREDIENTS

Dang gui shen

Dong quai root

Fu shen mu

Poria with wood root

Long dan cao

Chinese gentian root and rhizome

Sheng di huang

Raw rehmannia root

Ze xie

Asian water plantain rhizome

Chai hu

Bupleurum root

Che qian zi

Plantain seed

Gan cao

Chinese licorice root and rhizome

Huang qin

Chinese skullcap root

Zhi zi

Gardenia fruit

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