Herb Formulas Notebook

Hu Tao Jiu

(Walnut Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Kidney Yang deficiency failing to grasp the Lung Qi

Key Symptoms: Aching lower back, course and rough skin and muscles, cough

Hu Tao Ren 300g
Bai Jiu 950ml

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

Preparation: Crush Hu Tao Ren in a pestle and place in a large jar with the alcohol. Seal the lid and store for one month. Take 60ml three times per day.

Actions: Supplements the Lungs and Kidneys, boosts the Jing, transforms Phlegm, stops coughing, moistens the muscles and skin

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions and long term 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.