Herb Formulas Notebook


Er Shan Jiu

(Two Mountains Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Lung and Kidney Yin deficiency with leakage of Jing

Key Symptoms: Cough, dry mouth, scanty fluids, night sweats, spermatorrhoea



Ingredients
Shan Yao 15g
Shan Zhu Yu 15g
Ling Zhi 15g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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



Preparation: Soak the herbs in 1.3L of alcohol for one month. Take 10ml twice daily.

Actions: Enriches Lung and Kidney Yin, supplements deficiency, astringes the leakage of Jing.

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



Notes:
The original name for the formula is Shan Yao Jiu (Discorea Wine) but there is already a single herb preparation under this name so this one has been called "Er Shan Jiu" (Two Mountain Wine) due to its first two ingredients starting with the word 山 Shan that means "mountain".



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