Herb Formulas Notebook

Shan Zhu Cong Rong Jiu

Dioscorea, Cornus and Cistanches Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin and Yang

Pattern: Liver and Kidney Yin and Yang deficiency

Key Symptoms: Dizziness, tinnitus, palpitations, poor memory, weakness of the lower back and legs, lack of warmth in the body and extremities

Shan Yao 25g
Rou Cong Rong 60g
Wu Wei Zi 35g
Du Zhong 40g
Chuan Niu Xi 30g
Tu Si Zi 30g
Fu Ling 30g
Ze Xie 30g
Shu Di Huang 30g
Shan Zhu Yu 30g
Ba Ji Tian 30g
Yuan Zhi 30g
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 into powder and place in a large jar with 2.6L of alcohol for 5 days in spring and summer and 7 days in autumn and winter. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1-2 teacups, warm on an empty stomach each morning and evening.

Actions: Nourishes the Liver and Kidneys, warms the lower back and knees, calms the Shen and tranquilises the emotions, fills the Jing and supplements the brain.

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

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