Herb Formulas Notebook

Bai Bu Jiu

Stemona Wine

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Source: Chinese Medicinal Wines and Elixirs (2008)
Author: Various

Category: Formulas that Treat Dryness

Pattern: Dryness of the Lungs, or parasites on the skin

Key Symptoms: Cough, rapid breathing. Used externally kills parasites.

Bai Bu 100g
Bai Jiu 500ml

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.

Preparation: Soak the herbs in 500ml of alcohol for seven days, then open, demove the dregs nad store for use. Take 15ml three times per day after meals for cough, or wash the affected area for skin parasites.

Actions: Moistens the Lungs and descends Qi, stops coughing and kills parasites.

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions, pregnancy and long term in the young and middle aged use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption.

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.