Xiong Dan - Clear Heat: Drain Fire
LV, GB, HT (1 - 2.5g)

Xiong Dan - Young Dan
When Young Dan got red eyes he burned the forest down and turned it into a fiery toxic desert. When the wind and tremors subsided he felt remorse, since doing so was (note: illegal in the USA)

English Name: bear gallbladder
Pharmacuetical Name: Fel Ursi
Properties: bitter, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
red eyes... burned the forest clears LV fire; benefits the eyes
fiery toxic desert Clears toxic heat
wind and tremors extinguish wind; stops tremors


       Xiong Dan Actions and Indications
  • Clears LV fire; benefits the eyes (red, swollen, painful and mild visual obstruction due to Liver fire, photophobia, escess tearing)
  • Clears toxic heat fire (high fever, reduces swelling and pain associated with hemorrhoids, ulcerations, hot skin lesions: used topically)
  • Extinguish wind; stop tremors (muscle spasms and cramps, high fever, convulsions, spasms, seizures)
    Special Notes:
  • Xiong Dan is an endangered species, and its use is prohibited in the USA. Can replace with Niu Dan (gallbladders from cattle), Zhu Dan (gallbladders from pig). They have similar functions.

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