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.



Ingredients
Long Yan Rou
Bai Jiu

Subsitutions:
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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