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



Ingredients
Tu Si Zi 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 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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