Herb Formulas Notebook

Tu Si Zi Jiu

(Cuscata Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Cockcrow diarrhoea from Kidney Yang deficiency and waning of the Ming Men Fire.

Key Symptoms: Weak and sore lower back, cold limbs, aversion to cold, daybreak diarrhoea

Tu Si Zi 300g
Bai Jiu 1.9L

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

Preparation: Place Tu Su Zi 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 10-40ml three times per day.

Actions: Strengthens the Kidneys, assists the Ming Men Fire, stops diarrhoea.

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

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