Herb Formulas Notebook

Hei Dou Qiang Huo Jiu

(Black Soybean and Notopterygium Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Wind-Stroke

Key Symptoms: Numbness, paralysis, aphasia and contracture of the limbs.

Qiang Huo 15g
Fang Feng 10g
Hei Dou 30g
Bai Jiu 200ml

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

Preparation: Grind the ingredients and soak in 200ml of alcohol. Place in a pan and bring to boil, remove the jar and allow to cool. Remove the dregs and administer warm. Divide into two doses and administer by pouring into the mouth.

Actions: Resolves the Exterior, dispels Wind and Dampness, stops pain.

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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