Herb Formulas Notebook

Huang Qi Du Zhong Jiu

Astragalus and Eucommia Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Kidney Yang deficiency

Key Symptoms: Fatigue, coldness and pain in the lower back and knees, impotence and spermatorrhoea

Huang Qi 30g
Bi Xie 45g
Fang Feng 45g
Niu Xi 60g
Rou Gui 30g
Shi Hu 60g
Du Zhong 45g
Rou Cong Rong 60g
Zhi Fu Zi 30g
Shan Zhu Yu 30g
Shi Nan Ye 30g
Fu Ling 30g
Bai Jiu 2.25L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.
Fu Zi is also prohibited from use in the UK due to toxicity. Xian Mao may be the best substitute in this instance.
Shi Hu may be hard to obtain and may need to be replaced. Tian Men Dong and Gou Qi Zi would be suitable alternatives.
Shi Nan Ye may also be hard to obtain and can be substituted with Yin Yang Huo.

Preparation: Grind the herbs into a coarse powder and place in a large jar with 2.25L of alcohol and seal the lid for three days. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1-2 teacups warm before each meal.

Actions: Warms Kidney Yang, strengthens the lower back and knees

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.