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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



Ingredients
Pu Tao 60g (dried)
Bai Jiu 1.3L

Subsitutions:
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.



Research Links:
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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.