Herb Formulas Notebook

Gou Qi Sheng Di Jiu

(Lycium and Rehmannia Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Liver and Kidney Yin and Jing deficiency

Key Symptoms: Impotence, spermatorrhoea, vexation and agitation, hot flushes, soreness and weakness of the lower back, blurred vision

Gou Qi Zi 250g
Sheng Di Huang 300g
Bai Jiu 975ml

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

Preparation: Grind the herbs and place them in a jar with 975ml of alcohol and seal the lid for 15 days. Open, remove the dregs and take 10-20ml morning and evening on an empty stomach.

Actions: Supplements Jing and fortifies the Kidneys, enriches Yin, nourishes Liver Blood, brightens the eyes

Contraindications: Turnips, onions and scallions should be avoided while taking this formula to avoid damaging Yin fluids with their acridity. Damp-Heat conditions and long term use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption.

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