Herb Formulas Notebook


Nu Zhen Zi Jiu

(Privet Fruit Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Liver and Kidney Blood and Yin deficiency with empty Heat

Key Symptoms: Hot flushes, night sweats, soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees, dizziness and vertigo, premature greying of the hair



Ingredients
Nu Zhen Zi 250g
Bai Jiu 975ml

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



Preparation: Break up the herb in a mortar and pestle and place in a large jar with 9.75ml of alcohol and seal the lid for 5 days. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1-2 teacups twice per day warm on an empty stomach.

Actions: Supplements the Kidneys and enriches Yin, nourishes the Liver and brightens the eyes.

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.