90 Veggie Caps 500 mg
Gentiana Combination is traditionally used in China to treat “excess Fire or Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder.” According to TCM theory, as well as hundreds of years of “anecdotal evidence, when the excess Fire travels upward, it can cause headache or migraine, ear infection, conjunctivitis, glaucoma or simply painful eyes or ears. When the Fire follows the Liver and Gallbladder channels to the hypochondriac area, it causes pain and a bitter taste in the mouth. When the Fire and Damp-heat travel downward it causes possible genital herpes, vaginal or urinary tract infections, endometriosis, prostatitis and other disorders of the genital region.
Using modern Western terms, the herbs in Gentiana Combination have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal effects for various types of infections, as well as anti-inflammatory effects to reduce inflammation and pain. From a TCM perspective, the Liver also plays a critical role in regulating the flow of Qi (the universal life force). If you have excess heat in the Liver, your Qi flow will suffer and stagnate, producing a cascade of negative emotions, including frequent fits of anger and irritability, mood swings, resentment, jealousy and other emotional states that don’t serve your best interests.
Gentiana Combination is not suggested for continuous, long-term use (more than 4 weeks). For a more chronic, persistent Liver Qi stagnation without the Fire, leading to simmering embers of frustration, irritability, anxiety and insomnia related to stress, take a look at two of our most popular formulas, Equilibrium and Shen Spirit.