Herb Formulas Notebook

Pi Shen Liang Zhu Jiu

(Spleen and Kidney Dual Assisting Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Spleen and Kidney Yang and Jing deficiency

Key Symptoms: Poor appetite, loose stools or morning diarrhoea, male impotence, irregular menstruation or red and white discharge in women,

Bai Zhu 30g
Qing Pi 30g
Sheng Di Huang 30g
Hou Po 30g
Du Zhong 30g
Bu Gu Zhi 30g
Chen Pi 30g
Hua Jiao 30g
Da Qing Yan 15g
Hei Dou 60g
Ba Ji Tian 30g
Fu Ling 30g
Xiao Hui Xiang 30g
Rou Cong Rong 30g
Gao Liang Jiu 1.95L

Gao Liang Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means high strength (40-60%) sorghum wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.
Da Qing Yan is a type of salt and can be substituted with regular rock salt or sea salt if unavailable, or if complying to the letter with the directive to use plant derived products exclusively then omitted and the patient advised to add themselves if they choose.

Preparation: Grind the herbs into powder and place in a large jar with 1.95L of strong alcohol for 7 days in the spring and summer and 10 days in the autumn and winter. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1-2 teacups, warm on an empty stomach each morning and evening.

Actions: Supplements the Kidneys, nourishes the Blood and Jing, prolonged use strengthens the elderly

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions, pregnancy and long term in the young and middle aged use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption. Traditional contraindications include eating beef or horse meat while taking this formula.

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