Herb Formulas Notebook


He Shou Wu Jiu

Polygonum Multiflorum Wine

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



Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Liver and Kidney Blood and Jing deficiency

Key Symptoms: Soreness of the lower back and knees, blurred vision, premature greying of the hair, insomnia



Ingredients
He Shou Wu 300g
Bai Jiu 1.9L

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



Preparation: Place He Shou Wu in a large jar with 1.9L of alcohol and seal the lid for 1 month. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 30-60ml before or after dinner.

Actions: Nourishes Liver Blood and supplements Kidney Jing, blackens the hair, calms the Shen.

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



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