Herb Formulas Notebook

Niu Xi Ren Shen Jiu

Achyranthes and Ginseng Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Middle and Lower Jiao Deficient and Cold

Key Symptoms: Lower back and leg aching and pain, cold extremities and lower body, impotence and spermatorrhoea, loose stools and abdominal pain, general weakness and lack of strength

Niu Xi 20g
Ren Shen 20g
Shan Zhu Yu 20g
Chuan Xiong 20g
Zhi Fu Zi 20g
Ba Ji Tian 20g
Wu Wei Zi 20g
Huang Qi 20g
Wu Jia Pi 25g
Rou Cong Rong 25g
Sheng Jiang 25g
Fang Feng 25g
Hai Feng Teng 10g
Sheng Di Huang 10g
Hua Jiao 15g
Ci Shi 20g
Bai Jiu 1.95L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.
Fu Zi is also prohibited from use in the UK due to toxicity. Rou Gui and Xian Mao may be the best substitutes in this instance.
Ci Shi also requires replacement due to being a mineral. Gong Lao Ye and Hu Po are the standard substitutes.

Preparation: Grind the herbs and place in a large jar with 1.95L of alcohol and seal the lid for three days in spring and summer or seven days in autumn and winter. Then open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 15-20ml slightly warm each day at no fixed intervals.

Actions: Supplements the Ming Men Fire and rescues Yang, warms the Middle Jiao and stops pain, strengthens the sinews and bones.

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

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.