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.



Ingredients
Xi Yang Shen 30g
Bai Jiu 650ml

Subsitutions:
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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