Herb Formulas Notebook

Xian Ling Pi Jiu

Epimedium Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Kidney Yang Deficiency with Wind-Damp obstruction of the channels

Key Symptoms: Weakness and lack of strength of the lower back and knees, impotence and premature ejaculation

Yin Yang Huo 250g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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

Preparation: Slice the Yin Yang Huo into pieces and place in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol and seal the lid for three days. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take one teac on an empty stomach twice per day.

Actions: Tonifies the Kidneys and reinforces Yang, dispels Wind, eliminates Dampness, strengthens the sinews and bones

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

The formula names comes from the alternative name for Yin Yang Huo, Xian Ling Pi.

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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.

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