Dragon Pearls are designed to address a wide variety of acute inflammatory conditions, regardless of their pathogenic classification. It is common in modern TCM to use cold and bitter herbs to fight pathogens. While Dragon Pearls does indeed contain a strong selection of bitter substances, in the specific form of two 1,850 year old Treatise on Disorders Caused by Cold (Shanghan lun) remedies classified as clearing yangming heat (Xiexin Tang and Yinchenhao Tang), there are three additional features that make this remedy unique: (1) Its lead herbs are provided by the Qing dynasty remedy Dai Ge San (Indigo and Cyclina Powder), which contains cold and salty materials that make it particularly suitable for pathogens that reside deeply in the body or are of highly recalcitrant quality; (2) it employs the rare Daoist herb Guijianyu (Euonymus; literally: The Arrow that Kills All Demons) for maximum and broad-spectrum anti-pathogenic effect; (3) it features the hot remedy Sini Tang (Frigid Extremities Decoction) to counterbalance the cold effect of the other herbs, prevent damage to the body’s vital forces, and put to use the strong anti-pathogenic effect of the Caowu subspecies of aconite. The dragon image is a reference to China’s ancient oracle bone script, where the term dragon stood for both “life-threatening invader” as well as “(restored) vitality.” Dragon Pearls are best used in combination with other formulas, and normally not suited for long-term consumption.

Therapeutic Principles

  • Clear toxic heat in acute cases of aggressive inflammation
  • Transform damp heat and toxic phlegm
  • Alleviate pain by dispelling wind damp and opening blocked collaterals

Formula Architecture

青黛 Qingdai Indigo

Dai Ge San clear heat and toxins in blood

海蛤粉 Haigefen Cyclina
茵陳蒿 Yinchenhao Capillaris

Yinchenhao Tang clear damp heat

梔子 Zhizi Gardenia
大黃 (酒蒸) Dahuang Rhubarb; wine steamed
黃芩 Huangqin Scutellaria

Xiexin Tang clear yangming heat

黃連 Huanglian Coptis
黃柏 (炒焦) Huangbo Phellodendron; fried until black
川烏 (蒸制) Chuanwu Aconite; steam cured

Sini Tang soothe pain, open collaterals, balance cold effect of other herbs

生姜 Shengjiang Ginger; fresh
甘草 Gancao Licorice
鬼箭羽 Guijianyu Euonymus Daoist “anti-demon” herb (fights bacteria, viruses, spirochetes, parasites with its anti-Gu and blood moving effects)

Supplement Facts

Serving size: 3 capsules
Servings per contains: 
Amount per serving: 1500mg

*Proprietary blend containing pure herbal extracts of:

Artemisia capillaris young shoot (Yinchenhao), Euonymus alatus (Guijianyu), Aconitum carmichaelii mother root cured (Chuanwu), Srutellaria baicalensis root (Huangqin), Gardenia jasminoides fruit (Zhizi), Cydinae sinensis (Haigefen), lndigofera tinctoria (Qingdai), Zingiber officinale rhizome fresh (Shengjiang), Coptis chinensis rhizome (Huanglian), Phellodendron chinense stem bark (Huangbai), Glycyrrhiza glabra root (Gancao), Rheum officinale root cured (Shu Dahuang)

* % Daily value not established

Other ingredients: Bentonite clay, vegetable capsule

Dragon Pearls