Herb Formulas Notebook

Shou Wu Yi Ren Jiu

(Polygonum Multiflorum and Coix Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Blood deficiency with Wind-Damp obstruction of the lower back

Key Symptoms: Lower back pain, numbness of the extremities, dizziness and vertigo

Zhi He Shou Wu 180g
Yi Yi Ren 120g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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

Preparation: Soak the above ingredients in 1.3L of alcohol for 15 days. Take 2 small teacups twice per day.

Actions: Nourishes the Blood, dispel Wind-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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