Long Dan Xie Gan is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that helps dermatitis, hepatitis, otitis and conjunctivitis in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are conjunctivitis, dermatitis, hepatitis, and otitis. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are acute onset of conjunctivitis, dermatitis, hepatitis, Liver Damp-Heat, Liver Heat, Otitis, a pulse that is wiry and fast, and a tong that is red with a yellow coating.
At our clinic, pets often receive an Eastern exam (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in combination with the standard veterinary exam. Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is very different than our standard Western medical philosophy. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balance and finding the cause of the problem rather than simply masking symptoms with prescription medicines. Through Eastern examination techniques, we can choose herbal blends that will both treat symptoms and at the same time correct the imbalances in your pet’s body that are causing the symptoms. This herb is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Long Dan Xie Gan is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of conjunctivitis, dermatitis, hepatitis, and otitis while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to clear Liver Heat and clear Damp-Heat.
The main ingredients in the Long Dan Xie Gan herbal formula are:
- Chai Hu (Bupleurum) to soothe Liver Qi, transporter
- Che Qian Zi (Plantago) to drain Damp-Heat
- Chuan Mu Tong (AKebia) to drain Damp-Heat
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to nourish Blood
- Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza) to harmonize
- Huang Qin (Scutellaria) to clear Damp-Heat
- Long Dan Cao (Gentaina) to clear Liver Heat and clear Damp-Heat
- Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) to nourish Yin and clear Heat
- Ze Xie (Alisma) to drain Damp
- Zhi Zi (Gardenia) to clear Damp-Heat
This herbal blend is derived from the ancient Chinese herbal formula Long Dan Xie Gan Tang from Yi Zong Hin Jian, which was written in 1742 by Wu Qian, et al.
Our clients have seen wonderful improvements in the health conditions of their pets using herbal blends to take care of a variety of health issues. Please contact our clinic at any time if you have questions about herbal remedies!
Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal
Written by: Becki Baumgartner