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



Ingredients
Hu Tao Ren 300g
Bai Jiu 950ml

Subsitutions:
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.