Herb Formulas Notebook

Long Yan Jiu

(Longan Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Blood

Pattern: Heart Blood deficiency

Key Symptoms: Excessive worry and anxiety, heart palpitations, insomnia
Secondary Symptoms: This wine is also used as a beautifying tonic for women to nourish the Blood in the face making the skin lustrous.

Long Yan Rou
Bai Jiu

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

Preparation: Place some Long Yan Rou in a large jar with alcohol and soak for 100 days. No dosages are specified. Take one small teacup per day.

Actions: Nourishes Heat Blood, calms the Shen

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

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