Herb Formulas Notebook

Di Gu Pi Jiu

(Lycium Bark Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Liver and Kidney deficiency with Wind and Dampness in the Lower Jiao

Key Symptoms: Low back pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, copious and frequent urination or turbid urine

Di Gu Pi 90g
Bi Xie 50g
Du Zhong 50g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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 1.3L of alcohol and seal the lid. Place in a pan and bring to boil then remove the jar and allow to cool. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. There is no set time or amount but it is normal to get slightly tipsy on this formula.

Actions: Drains Dampness and dispels Wind, 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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