Herb Formulas Notebook


Ju Qi Jiu

(Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Wind-Heat in the eyes

Key Symptoms: Dizziness and vertigo, red swollen and painful eyes, swollen clove sores



Ingredients
Ju Hua 250g
Gou Qi Zi 30g
Sheng Di Huang 15g
Dang Gui 15g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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



Preparation: Place the herbs in a jar with 1.3L of alcohol soak for five days. Open the lid, remove the dregs and decant. Take 15-30ml slowly each time at no fixed schedule.

Actions: Clears Heat and dispels Wind, brightens the eyes and resolves Toxins

Contraindications: Pregnancy, long term use. Wine formulas that clear Damp-Heat should only be used for short periods due to the Damp-Heat producing nature of alcohol and preferably only the elderly with an underlying deficiency.



Notes:
The source book just calls this Ju Hua Jiu / Chrysanthemum Wine but already has a formula under this name with only chrysanthemum and wine so this has been changed to include its next most prominent ingredient, Gou Qi Zi.


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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.