Herb Formulas Notebook

Dang Gui Hong Hua Jiu

(Tangkuei and Safflower Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood stasis in the uterus

Key Symptoms: Menstrual irregularity, dysmenorrhoea, incomplete miscarriage, infertility

Dang Gui 20g
Hong Hua 10g
Bai Jiu 150ml

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means distilled rice wine but can be substituted with any clear 40% spirit.

Preparation: Soak in 50ml of alcohol for 48 hours, then add another 100ml of alcohol and remove the dregs. Take 30ml three times a day.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood and dispels Stasis

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

The source text just calles this "Dang Gui Jiu" but since there are several by this name I have differentiated them with another main ingredient.

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