Herb Formulas Notebook

Ju Qi Tiao Yuan Jiu

(Chrysanthemum and Lycium Regulate the Primal Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Yuan Qi deficiency

Key Symptoms: Sinew and bone soreness and pain, deficiency Cold of the lower back

Ju Hua 90g
Gou Qi Zi 90g
Ba Ji Tian 90g
Rou Cong Rong 90g
Bai Jiu 2.6L

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

Preparation: Grind the herbs into powder and place in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol for seven days. Open, add 1.95L of cold water and take 1-2 teacups, warm on an empty stomach each morning and evening.

Actions: Regulates the Yuan Qi, brightens the eyes and ears, prolonged use strengthens the body

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

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