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

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

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.

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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