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Gan Lu Yin 甘露飲


Sweet Combination (dryness-moistening formula)

Effects: enriching yin and clearing heat; harmonizing the blood and detoxifying.

Indications: dampness-heat in the stomach; gumboil with the outflow of blood and pus; painful swelling bloodshot eyes; hungry but poor appetite due to vexation; aphtha and sore throat; spleen and stomach affected by dampness; inside heat stasis; drunken and stuffed then intemperance in sexual activity; jaundice due to mutual contention of dampness and heat; unsurfaced fever; oppression in the chest; shortness of breath; constipation  and dysuria.

Clinical Reference: This formula is often used in treating acute/chronic pharyngitis; chronic tonsillitis; stomatitis; oral ulcers; gingivitis; gumboil; scurvy; conjuctivitis; jaundice; hematemesis; hematochezia ; constipation  and  yellow urine. For jaundice, couple with Capillaris Combination ( Yin Chen Hao Tang).  For aphtha and tongue sore, couple with Coptis & Scute Combination (Huang Lian Jie Du Tang)