Herb Formulas Notebook

Huang Qi Jiu

(Astragalus Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Qi vacuity, especially of the Lungs and Spleen (Taiyin)

Key Symptoms: Exhaustion, spontaneous sweating, diminished appetite, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, lack of strength in the limbs, haemorrhoids and prolapse

Huang Qi 300g
Bai Jiu 1.9L

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

Preparation: Place the Huang Qi in a large jar with the alcohol and seal the lid. Leave for 1 month, remove the dregs and take 10-60ml three times per day.

Actions: Tonifies Qi, engenders the production of Blood, stops sweating.

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions and long term use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption.

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