Herb Formulas Notebook

Yang Rong Jiu

(Nourish the Constructive Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Generalised Qi deficiency

Key Symptoms: Debilitation and weakness, fatigue, loss of strength, thin body and pale complexion

Fu Ling 50g
Ju Hua 50g
Shi Chang Pu 50g
Tian Men Dong 50g
Bai Zhu 50g
Huang Jing 50g
Sheng Di Huang 50g
Ren Shen 30g
Rou Gui 30g
Niu Xi 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 5 days in the spring and summer or 7 days in autumn or winter. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take one teacup morning and evening on an empty stomach.

Actions: Supplements deficiency, improves physical strength, moistens the skin and muscles, boosts longevity.

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

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