Formula Database

Dang Gui Yan Hu Jiu

(Tangkuei and Corydalis Wine)

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Source: Chinese Medicial Wines and Elixirs (2008)
Author: Flaws, Bob (Flaws gives several sources at the beginning of his book but not for each formula making the original author difficult to credit)

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood stasis in the uterus

Key Symptoms: Abdominal distention and pain accompanying the onset of the period

Dang Gui 15g
Yan Hu Suo 15g
Mo Yao 15g
Hong Hua 15g

Preparation: Break up the ingredients in a mortar and pestle and place in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol for one week. Remove the dregs and store for use. Take one teacup (25-50ml) on an empty stomach twice per day.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood and moves Stasis

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

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