Ling Yang Drink “羚羊水” is a traditional Chinese medicine made from grinding the horns of the Saiga antelope, a type of antelope. It is classified as a medicinal herb and is believed to have various therapeutic effects. The horns of the Saiga antelope are thought to possess properties that can calm the liver, alleviate wind-related issues, clear the liver, improve vision, cool the blood, and detoxify.
In clinical practice, it is often used to treat conditions such as high fever-induced delirium, seizures, febrile convulsions in children, headaches, and dizziness caused by excessive liver yang, red and swollen eyes due to liver heat, cataracts, blurred vision associated with infectious diseases, and it has a positive effect on high fever, rashes, and restlessness.
Let’s explore the specific benefits and uses of “羚羊水” (ling yang drink) in more detail.
Health Benefits of Ling Yang Drink
Calming the Liver and Extinguishing Wind
Ling Yang drink is considered a cold herb that enters the liver and heart meridians. It is primarily used to soothe the liver. The liver is associated with wind, and Ling Yang drink is believed to be essential for calming the liver and extinguishing wind. It is commonly used for conditions like dizziness and seizures which may associated with excessive heat in the liver or the internal movement of the wind.
Heat Clearing and Detoxifying
This benefit is often relevant in cases of warm-heat diseases where excessive heat affects the body and liver, leading to symptoms like high fever, restlessness, delirium, rashes, dark or purplish spots, nosebleeds, and bloody stools. Ling Yang drink is believed to have the ability to clear heat and detoxify, which can help alleviate these symptoms. Ling Yang drink is also good for rashes, dark or purplish spots, nosebleeds and bloody stools when taken with other relevant herbs such as 生地黄 and 赤芍.
Clearing Heat and Calming Convulsions
Ling Yang drink is useful for conditions characterized by intense heat, especially when it leads to symptoms like high fever, restlessness, delirium, seizures, dry lips, and excessive thirst. It is particularly effective for convulsions in children due to high fever.
Incorporating Ling Yang drink into your traditional Chinese medicine practice can offer a range of benefits, from calming the liver and extinguishing wind to detoxifying, and addressing conditions involving heat. Understanding its properties and applications is crucial for achieving the best therapeutic outcomes.
Please note that traditional Chinese medicine should be used under the guidance of a qualified practitioner, as it may not be suitable for everyone, and the dosages and treatment plans can vary depending on the individual’s condition and constitution. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using traditional herbal remedies.