A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); asterixis; NYSTAGMUS; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes.

The recommended herbs are:

  • Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowi,
  • Radix Curcumae,
  • Radix Polygalae,
  • Styrax, 
  • Moschus,
  • Arisaema Cum Bile, etc.