Herb Formulas Notebook

Xian Mao Jiu

Curculigo Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Kidney Yang Deficient and Cold

Key Symptoms: Impotence and spermatorrhoea, coldness and pain of the lower back and knees, infertility in men or women due to Cold, urinary incontinence in the elderly, urinary dribbling.

Xian Mao 120g
Bai Jiu 650ml

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

Preparation: Steam the Xian Mao and dry in the sun nine times then place in a large jar with 1.95L of alcohol and seal the lid for seven days. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 15-20ml on an empty stomach twice per day.

Actions: Warms the Kidneys and reinforces Yang, dispels Cold and eliminates Dampness

Contraindications: Yin deficiency with exuberance of Ministerial Fire, 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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