Herb Formulas Notebook

Bu Yi Qi Guan Jiu

(Supplement and Boost Lycium and Cinnamon Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi and Blood

Pattern: Heart and Kidney Qi and Blood deficiency

Key Symptoms: Dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia, excessive dreaming

Gou Qi Zi 150g
Rou Gui 200g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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

Preparation: Place the herbs in a large jar with 1.3L of alchohol for 14 days. Take 20ml twice per day.

Actions: Nourishes the Heart and Fortifies the Kidneys, strengthens the Will and calms the Shen.

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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