Herb Formulas Notebook

Wu Xu Jiu

Black Beard 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

Key Symptoms: Premature greying of the hair

He Shou Wu 1kg (500g of each of the red and white varieties)
Sheng Di Huang 120g
Sheng Jiang Zhi 120g
Da Zao 90g
Hu Tao Ren 90g
Lian Zi 90g
Dang Gui 60g
Gou Qi Zi 60g
Mai Men Dong 30g
Feng Mi 90g
Bai Jiu 9.9L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.

Preparation: Place the first 9 herbs in a large jar with 9.9L of alchohol for one half month. Remove the dregs and add the honey. Take 20ml twice per day.

Actions: Nourishes the Heart and Fortifies the Kidneys, strengthens the Will and calms the Shen.

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions, pregnancy and long term in the young and middle aged use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption.

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