Herb Formulas Notebook

Ju Qi Jiu

(Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Wind-Heat in the eyes

Key Symptoms: Dizziness and vertigo, red swollen and painful eyes, swollen clove sores

Ju Hua 250g
Gou Qi Zi 30g
Sheng Di Huang 15g
Dang Gui 15g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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

Preparation: Place the herbs in a jar with 1.3L of alcohol soak for five days. Open the lid, remove the dregs and decant. Take 15-30ml slowly each time at no fixed schedule.

Actions: Clears Heat and dispels Wind, brightens the eyes and resolves Toxins

Contraindications: Pregnancy, long term use. Wine formulas that clear Damp-Heat should only be used for short periods due to the Damp-Heat producing nature of alcohol and preferably only the elderly with an underlying deficiency.

The source book just calls this Ju Hua Jiu / Chrysanthemum Wine but already has a formula under this name with only chrysanthemum and wine so this has been changed to include its next most prominent ingredient, Gou Qi Zi.

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine

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