Herb Formulas Notebook

Shen Gui Bu Xu Jiu

Ginseng and Tangkuei Wine to Supplement Vacuity

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi and Blood

Pattern: Qi and Blood deficiency

Key Symptoms: Pale or yellow face and thin muscles, exhaustion and fatigue due to overtaxation, dullness of mind (Jingshen), reduced appetite.

Ren Shen 15g
Dang Gui 26g
Chuan Xiong 10g
Bai Shao 18g
Sheng Di Huang 15g
Bai Zhu 26g
Fu Ling 20g
Zhi Gan Cao 15g
Wu Jia Pi 25g
Da Zao 36g
Hu Tao Ren 36g
Bai Jiu 1.9L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means distilled rice wine but can be substituted with any clear 40% spirit.

Preparation: Grind the herbs into a powder and place in a large jar with 1.95L of alcohol. Boil for one hour, remove from heat and allow to cool, then seal the jar and bury in the earth for five days. Unearth and store for an additional 3-7 days, open and remove the dregs to store for use. Take 1-2 small teacups warm at morning, noon and night.

Actions: Tonifies Qi and nourishes Blood, regulates the Spleen and Stomach, restores colour the cheeks.

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

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