Herb Formulas Notebook

Xi Yang Shen Jiu

(American Ginseng Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Qi and Yin deficiency with flaring of Ming Men Fire due to damage from Warm Disease (Wen Bing).

Key Symptoms: Hot flushes, night sweats, cough with phlegm and blood, vexation and agitation, fatigue, dry mouth with thirst and parched throat.

Xi Yang Shen 30g
Bai Jiu 650ml

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

Preparation: Place the herb in a jar with 650ml of alcohol and seal the lid for 7 days. Open and take one small teacup twice per day on an empty stomach.

Actions: Tonifies Qi and enriches Yin, clears Fire and engenders fluids.

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

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