Herb Formulas Notebook

Pu Tao Jiu

(Raisin Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Lung, Spleen and Kidney Qi deficiency

Key Symptoms: Heart palpitations, excessive sweating, low back soreness, oedema, inhibited urination

Pu Tao 60g (dried)
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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

Preparation: Place the raisins in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol and seal the lid for one half-month. Take 30ml twice per day.

Actions: Tonfies Qi, warms the Kidneys, warms the lower back

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

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