Herb Formulas Notebook

Hei Dou Jiu

(Black Soybean Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Blood deficiency and stagnation with Wind

Key Symptoms: Numbness and pain in the joints

Hei Dou 500g
Bai Jiu 650ml

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

Preparation: Place the soybeans in a large jar with 650ml of alcohol and seal the lid. Place in a pan and bring to boil several times. Remove the jar, allow to cool, remove the dregs and store for use. Drink one teacup twice per day.

Actions: Nourishes and invigorates the Blood, extinguishes 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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