Herb Formulas Notebook

Dang Gui Yan Hu Jiu

(Tangkuei and Corydalis 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: Abdominal distention and pain accompanying the onset of the period

Dang Gui 15g
Yan Hu Suo 15g
Mo Yao 15g
Hong Hua 15g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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

Preparation: Break up the ingredients in a mortar and pestle and place in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol for one week. Remove the dregs and store for use. Take one teacup (25-50ml) on an empty stomach twice per day.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood and moves Stasis

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

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