Herb Formulas Notebook


Shan Yao Jiu

(Dioscorea Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Spleen and Kidney Qi and Yang deficiency

Key Symptoms: Diarrhoea, spermatorrhoea, copious urination, urinary incontinence, night time urination, night sweats



Ingredients
Shan Yao 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 Shan Yao in a large jar with 1.9L of alcohol and seal the lid for 1 month. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 10-40ml three times per day. Lemon juice can be added to increase astringent effect.

Actions: Tonifies Qi and Yang of the Spleen and Kidneys, stops leakage.

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.