Herb Formulas Notebook

Que Lao Jiu

Step Back from Old Age Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Blood

Pattern: Insufficiency of Blood and Jing

Key Symptoms: Fatigue, weakness of the body, loss of luster and colour in the cheeks, thinning hair

Ju Hua 60g
Mai Men Dong 60g
Gou Qi Zi 60g
Bai Zhu 60g
Shi Chang Pu 60g
Yuan Zhi 60g
Fu Ling 70g
Shu Di Huang 60g
Ren Shen 30g
Rou Gui 25g
He Shou Wu 50g
Bai Jiu 2.6L

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

Preparation: Grind the herbs and place them in a jar with 2.6L of alcohol for 5 days during the spring and summer and 7 days in the autumn and winter. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take one small teacup warm before meals each day.

Actions: Fortifies the five Zang, supplements the Jing and Marrow, darkens the hair, moistens the muscles and skin, recedes old age and rolls back the years

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions and long term use in the young 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.