Herb Formulas Notebook


Suo Sha Jiu

(Amomum Wine)

<< Close Window


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



Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Disharmony of the Middle Jiao with food stagnation

Key Symptoms: Distention and fullness of the chest and abdomen, loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea and dysentry.



Ingredients
Sha Ren 60g
Bai Jiu 650ml

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



Preparation: Grind the herbs into a powder and place in a large jar with 650ml of alcohol. Seal for 3-5 days, open and use. Take 15-20ml three times per day after meals.

Actions: Move Qi and harmonises the Middle Jiao, opens the Stomach and disperses food stagnation.

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


Reference Notes: (click to display)

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