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The following Chinese herbal formula(s) can treat or relief Purple or purplish tongue:

Chinese Formula Actions Indications Symptoms related to purple or purplish tongue
Dan Shen Yin
Salvia Decoction
Moves Qi and Blood; Disperses Blood stasis; Calms pain.   Blood stasis and Qi stagnation in the Middle Burner.  Angina pectoris; Chronic gastritis; Dysmenorrhea; Hepatitis; Pain of the abdomen and epigastrium that may radiate upward; Pancreatitis; Peptic ulcer; Costal pain; Purple or purplish tongue; Firm-Large pulse (Lao Da).  
Jiang Huang San
Curcuma Powder
Warms the channels; Disperses Cold; Moves Blood; Eliminates Blood stasis.   Blood stasis due to invasion of Cold in the channels.  Aversion to cold; Cold feet; Cold hands; Extended menstrual cycle (delayed menstruation); Normal menstruation or hypomenorrhea with purple blood and clots; Pain of the lower abdomen (ovary, uterus) with a sensation of cold that responds favorably to local pressure and warmth; Purple or purplish tongue or one showing purplish spots; Slow pulse (Chi); Slow-Choppy pulse (Chi Se).  

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