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Du Huo Dang Gui Jiu

(Angelica Pubescens and Tangkeui Wine)

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Source: Chinese Medicinal Wine 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 Expel Dampness

Pattern: Wind-Damp Obstruction in the back and lower limbs

Key Symptoms: Lower back and lower leg aching and pain

Du Huo 30g
Du Zhong 30g
Dang Gui 30g
Chuan Xiong 30g
Shu Di Huang 30g
Dan Shen 30g

Preparation: Grind the ingredients into a powder and place them in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol (traditionally rice wine but any 40% spirit will suffice) and seal the lid. Warm by a fire for one day and one night, then once cooled remove the dregs and store for use.
There is no set time or amount for administration but taken when needed. It is normal to feel the alcohol Qi (e.g. a slight tipsy or light-headedness).

Actions: Dispels Wind-Dampness, soothes the joints

Reference Notes: (click to display)

These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.