Herb Formulas Notebook

Yan Shou Jiu

(Extend Longevity Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Blood

Pattern: Kidney Blood deficiency

Key Symptoms: Physical exhaustion, lack of strength, poor appetite, dizziness and vertigo, stiffness of the lower back and knees.

Huang Jing 30g
Cang Zhu 30g
Tian Men Dong 20g
Song Ye 40g
Gou Qi Zi 30g
Bai Jiu 1.95L

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

Preparation: Grind the herbs into powder and place in a large jar with 1.95L of alcohol for seven days. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1-2 small teacups warm on an empty stomach morning and evening.

Actions: Nourishes Blood, boosts longevity with prolonged use.

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

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