Herb Formulas Notebook

Hei Dou Dan Shen Jiu

Black Soybean and Angelica Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Wind-Stroke paralysis of the hands and feet

Key Symptoms: Paralysis of the hands and feet

Hei Dou 250g
Dan Shen 150g
Bai Jiu 2.6L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.

Preparation: Grind the ingredients and place in a large jar with 2.6L of alcohol and seal the lid. Place over a fire and bring to a boil. Reduce the alcohol content by half, then remove the dregs and decant. Take 1-2 teacups three times per day.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood and dispels Stasis, drains Dampness and eliminates obstruction by Wind

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions, pregnancy and long term in the young and middle aged use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption.

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.