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

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

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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