Herb Formulas Notebook

Xian Mao Jia Pi Jiu

Curculigo and Acanthopanax Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Kidney Yang deficiency with Wind-Cold obstruction of the channels or the uterus

Key Symptoms: Spasms and cramps in sinews and vessels of the lower back and knees, numbness of the muscles and the skin, stiffness of the joints, impotence, infertility

Xian Mao 90g
Yin Yang Huo 120g
Wu Jia Pi 90g

Preparation: Grind herbs into a poweder and place in a small jug of brandy or sherry. Seal and soak for seven days, open and decant. Take 1-2 teacups twice per day.

Actions: Fortifies the Liver and Kidneys, warms the Yang and strengthens the body, scatters Cold and eliminates obstruction.

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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