Herb Formulas Notebook

Du Zhong Jiu

(Eucommia Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Kidney Yang deficiency

Key Symptoms: Weak and sore lower back and knees

Du Zhong 300g
Bai Jiu 1.9L

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

Preparation: Place Du Zhong in a large jar and soak in 1.9L of alcohol and seal the lid for 1 month. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 10-60ml three times per day.

Actions: Fortifies the Kidneys, supplements Jing, supports the Zheng Qi.

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

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