No Long Dan Long Dan Xie Gan Tang



This is an Eagleherbs varitation on Long Dan Xie Gan Tang. Long Dan Xie Gan Tang over the past decades has been restricted to short term use. I couldn’t buy it at an herbal pharmacy in Beijing in 2005 for example.

Very cold formulas tend to damage the stomach over time but usually this is seen by the patient in their symptoms. With Long Dan Cao the damage is quicker and more insidious for the liver. Thats why we try to only use for a week at a time.

So we, Eagleherbs, have made this No Long Dan Long Dan Xie Gan Tang where we substitute a little Huang Lian for the Long Dan Cao. Users should still be careful that they don’t overdue it.


Details of No Long Dan Long Dan Xie Gan Tang 
Gentiana cools to calm the spirit and make you cool of course. ;)
Gentiana cools to calm the spirit and make you cool of course. ;)

Alternative Names for Long Dan Xie Gan Tang

  • long dan xie gan tang
  • lung tan hsieh kan tang
  • long dan xue gan tang
  • Gentian Liver-Draining Decoction
  • Gentian Liver-Purging Decoction
  • ryutan syakan to
  • Ryūtan-shakan-tō
  • 竜胆瀉肝湯
  • りゅうたんしゃかんとう
  • TJ76; TJ-76; TJ 76
  • lóng dǎn xiè gān wán
  • 龍膽瀉肝丸


  • cools redness in the face
  • calms restlessness
  • calms rage.
  • supports vaginal health
  • supports bladder health

  • This formula is the “go to” for the signs of heat and is said to have something of a detoxifying benefit.
  • It usually is used only for 10 days for the effects to help and then discontinued. After 10 days you can go back on it again.
  • It may also cause loose stools or diarrhea if taken too much or too long.


No Long Dan Long Dan Xie Gan Tang 



Huang Lian – coptis

Chai Hu 柴胡 hare’s ear root, thorowax root, bupleurum Radix Bupleuri [caution]

Zhi Zi 梔子 cape jasmine fruit, gardenia Gardeniae Fructus

Huang Qin 黃苓 baical skullcap root, scutellaria, scute Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis [supports pregnancy]

  • The above four herbs all have one thing in common, they enter the Gallbladder or Liver channels. They’re cool and drying. Cool and dry properties entering the Gallbladder and Liver channels is exactly what we want to treat “damp-heat”. Cool and dry is the opposite of hot and damp, get it?

Dang Gui 當歸 tangkuei, Chinese angelica root Radix Angelicae Sinensis [supports pregnancy]

Sheng Di Huang 生地黃 Chinese foxglove root, rehmannia (fresh),Rehmannia root Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae

  • These two herbs both nourish the blood. The major function of this formula is to cool and dry. These two herbs prevent too much drying as they both nourish the healthy appropriate moistening elements of the body. Sheng Di also cools the blood, which might be indicated for those with red dots on the tongue such as the tongue picture on this page.

Mu Tong 木通 akebia caulis Caulis Mutong (not included in online version) [don’t use if pregnant]

Che Qian Zi 車前子 plantago seeds Semen Plantaginis

Ze Xie 澤瀉 alisma rhizome, water plantain Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis [supports pregnancy]

  • One method by which both damp and heat are removed from the body is through the urinary track. These three ingredients are all diuretics that are cool or cooling in nature.

Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]

  • As it is commonly used, this very sweet herb helps soften the harsh effects of the bitter cold drying herbs in this formula to protect the stomach and prevent side-effects of tummy ache for instance.



Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Hearty
Slightly Hearty

Recommended for these thermal natures:

Adult Dosage
  • I would suggest capsules for this.
  • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang should not be taken for more than a week to 10 days at a time.
  • start slow with 1 or two capsules or spoons- take with food or juice. This herb (until you get used to it) tastes Nasty. Bitterness drains heat and this formula is all about bitter. When it tastes good then you know it is working.
  • Be aware if it upsets your stomach and/or causes diarrhea. Cut back or stop then.

    Eagle Herbs is now supplying a 2 gram “little spoon”. (Please wash and dry before using.)

    An “average dose” is 10 grams per day of the granules or 20 capsules.

    A Big Dosage for Short-lived but intense issues: 3 little spoons (12 capsules) twice a day.

    A Smaller Dosage for Lingering low-grade concerns: 2 little spoons (8 capsules) twice a day.

    If you are very sensitive to medicines: start out low (1/2 little spoon or 2 capsules) once per day, and raise the dosage each day.

    We find that people find the right dosage for themselves: what feels good for them and they get the results they are looking for.

Your order will last approximately this long:

  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in
granules or capsules sizes

100 grams granules: $34, 200 grams granules: $60, 100 capsules (50 grams): $35, 200 capsules (100 grams): $58, 5 bottles 200 grams granules: $275, 5 bottles 200 capsules: $260

About the author

Owner of