Herb Formulas Notebook


Mai Men Dong Jiu

(Ophiopogonon Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Lung, Heart and Kidney Yin deficiency

Key Symptoms: Palptitations, restlessness, insomnia, cough and wheezing



Ingredients
Mai Men Dong 300g
Bai Jiu 1.9L

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



Preparation: Place Mai Men Dong in a large jar with 1.9L of alcohol and seal the lid (source text does not state but probably for 1 month). Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 10-60ml three times per day.

Actions: Supplements the Lungs, Heart and Kidneys, nourishes the brain, stops cough and wheezing, clears Heart Fire

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


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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.