Herb Formulas Notebook


Bu Yi Jiu

Supplementing and Boosting Wine

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



Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Liver and Kidney Yin deficiency

Key Symptoms: Sore and limp lower back and legs, dizziness and vertigo, absent-mindedness and inability to concentrate



Ingredients
Rou Cong Rong 15g
Rou Dou Kou 15g
Shan Zhu Yu 45g
Zhu Sha 10g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

Subsitutions:
Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means distilled rice wine but can be substituted with any clear 40% spirit.
Zhu Sha is toxic and should be substituted. The usual replacement in Hu Po.



Preparation: Grind the herbs into powder and place in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol for seven days. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1-2 teacups, warm on an empty stomach each morning and evening.

Actions: Nourishes the Liver and Kidneys, nourishes the Blood and Jing, calms the Shen and brightens the eyes

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



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