Pill of Gentian
Herbal capsules
Affects based on the TCM:
  • Cools heat and dampness from the liver and gall bladder GAN/DAN SHI/RE
  • Removes hot dampness SHI/RE from the three warmers, especially the lower
  • Removes fire of liver HUO
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Tinnitus (ringing and buzzing in the ears)
  • Inflammations of liver, gallbladder, middle ear, kidneys, urinary bladder
  • Eyes – conjunctivitis, glaucoma

Description according to traditional Chinese medicine: This is a modification of the original traditional Chinese herbal mixture LONG DAN XIE GAN WAN, adjusted to meet today’s needs. This herbal mixture cleans the heat from the liver GAN RE, which means that it eliminates hot moisture SHI/RE and fire from the liver GAN HUO. In our society heat in the liver GAN RE is a very common problem because of stress and suppressed emotions, which block the liver GAN QI ZHI. Each block is transformed into heat RE over time and finishes the job together with “good and healthy” food – i.e. the heat and moisture mentioned above are formed along with fire on the liver and gall bladder pathway GAN/DAN SHI/RE. This condition of an “overpressurized cooker” is manifested in 2 ways – either the liver discharges the excess heat through the top, where it climbs into the head, or through the bottom, where the heat and moisture are eliminated through urine and stools.

If the heat rises to the head and aggravates the soul, it results in the following symptoms: headaches located on one side of the head or behind the eyes or at the top of the head, migraine with nausea or vomiting, vertigo, ringing in the ears or tinnitus, hearing impairment, red and hot eyes, irritability, short temper, insomnia, pain under the ribs, constipation with dry hard stools, red face and bitterness in the mouth. In that case it is often used with the herbal mixture Loosening of Strained Bowstring (code 112), which pushes the ascending YANG down from the upper burner and feeds YIN of the liver and kidneys; this makes the two mixtures and excellent combination for the treatment of migraine, hypertension, tinnitus, insomnia, etc., but they could all be caused by the reasons mentioned above! To unblock the stagnating qi in the liver, which then changes into heat, the pill of Gentian is often used along with another excellent herbal mixture, Calming of Rough Water (code 062), which unblocks stagnation and feeds the blood in the liver, calming down the soul and suppressing irritability and short temper.

If the moisture and heat in the liver and gall bladder descend to the lower burner, the following symptoms may appear: gynaecological inflammations and discharges which are odorous, yellowish, itchy, swelling and itching of the vagina, fungal diseases, genital herpes and eczema, premature menstruation with purple red blood, testicular inflammations and swelling in men, urinary and renal inflammations (small amounts of yellow urine), gall bladder and kidney stones and jaundice. It is often used against gynaecological disorders together with the herbal mixture Dam of Yellow River (code 111) or Calming of Rough Water (code 062), against constipation with Filling of Dry Riverbed (code 091), against skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis – see Skin disorders) we have a special variant of the Pills of Gentian intended specifically for the skin and is aptly called Sloughing of the Snake Skin (code 019).

Packaging: 100 tablets / 30 g (100% natural, natural cellulose max. 1% is the only binding agent; made from concentrated herbs at a ratio of 5:1, i.e. 5 g of dried herbs are used per gram of herbal tablets)

Dosage: 3 times daily 4 tablets, children over 3 years of age 3 times daily 2 tablets

More information about dosage and using herbal tablets.

Ingredients (1 g is made from 5 g herbs):

  • Dang gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
  • Huang qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
  • Chai hu (Bupleurum Root)
  • Che qian zi (Plantago Seeds)
  • Long dan cao (Chinese Gentian Root)
  • Shu di huang (Prepared Chinese Foxglove Root)
  • Ze xie (Water Plantain Rhizome)
  • Zhi zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit)
  • Gou teng (Uncaria Vine)
  • Qing pi (Green Tangerine Peel)
  • Ye ju hua (Wild Chrysanthemum Flower )
  • Zhi gan cao (Licorice Root)
  • Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) 1%

Each batch of herbs in our products is tested in the accredited laboratory for medicines Phytax in Schlieren, Switzerland, to identify herbs, but also heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, and copper), bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella, total number of bacteria), mould, yeasts and aflatoxins. Our company TCM Herbs is the only supplier in the Czech Republic to test each batch of herbs for all herbal tables, among others for 511 types of pesticides (4 groups) because pesticides today become a worldwide problem, especially in products from the so-called Third World. Customers, in the belief that they use herbal preparations, are often, by contrast, “contaminated” with other undesirable “chemicals”.

Each laboratory is different

A laboratory for dietary supplements is obliged to verify only the presence of heavy metals, mould and bacteria – but does not determine the content of pesticides. A certified laboratory for medicines, on the other hand, also identifies individual herbs and in particular tests the entire range of pesticides (at least 500 types and more). There are only a few laboratories like that in the EU and the price is adequately high. It is therefore very important today to know which laboratory tests the dietary supplement and what the tests focus on, if each batch and each herb or just a sample are tested, how many pesticides, how many additives and how many additional binding agents the product contains, etc. – otherwise consumers could be easily deceived and disappointed… (for details read Safety and quality of TCM Herbs products)

The above implies that herbal tablets and drinks of TCM Herbs are, in terms of quantity (concentration of herbs in the mixture is 5 times higher, i.e. that 1 g of a herbal tablet equals 5 g of raw herbs) and quality (absolutely unprecedented testing of each batch), among the best products we can imagine and enjoy in the area of today’s Chinese medicine and natural medicine at all!