Herb Formulas Notebook


Hei Dou Jiu

(Black Soybean Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Blood deficiency and stagnation with Wind

Key Symptoms: Numbness and pain in the joints



Ingredients
Hei Dou 500g
Bai Jiu 650ml

Subsitutions:
Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.



Preparation: Place the soybeans in a large jar with 650ml of alcohol and seal the lid. Place in a pan and bring to boil several times. Remove the jar, allow to cool, remove the dregs and store for use. Drink one teacup twice per day.

Actions: Nourishes and invigorates the Blood, extinguishes Wind

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions, pregnancy and long term in the young and middle aged use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption.


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