Herb Formulas Notebook

Dan Shen Du Zhong Jiu

(Salvia and Eucommia Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Kidney Deficiency with Blood stasis

Key Symptoms: Soreness and pain of the lower back and legs

Du Zhong 30g
Dan Shen 30g
Chuan Xiong 30g
Bai Jiu 975ml

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

Preparation: Grind the herbs into a powder and place in a large jar with 975ml of alcohol and seal the lid for five nights. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take any amount one wishes at no fixed schedule.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood and opens the collaterals, tonifies the Liver and Kidneys

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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