Herb Formulas Notebook

Fu Ling Jiu

(Poria Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Disharmony of the Middle Jiao with Spleen Qi deficiency and Dampness

Key Symptoms: Bodily weakness in the aftermath of disease, generalised lack of strength, chronic diarrhoea, chronic gastritis with lack of appetite, indigestion and distention.

Fu Ling 60g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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

Preparation: Place Fu Ling in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol and seal the lid for one week. Take 20ml twice per day.

Actions: Fortifies the Spleen and harmonises the Middle Jiao, drains Dampness and promotes urination, calms the Heart and settles the Shen.

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

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