Herb Formulas Notebook


Hei Dou Qiang Huo Jiu

(Black Soybean and Notopterygium Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Wind-Stroke

Key Symptoms: Numbness, paralysis, aphasia and contracture of the limbs.



Ingredients
Qiang Huo 15g
Fang Feng 10g
Hei Dou 30g
Bai Jiu 200ml

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



Preparation: Grind the ingredients and soak in 200ml of alcohol. Place in a pan and bring to boil, remove the jar and allow to cool. Remove the dregs and administer warm. Divide into two doses and administer by pouring into the mouth.

Actions: Resolves the Exterior, dispels Wind and Dampness, stops pain.

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