Herb Formulas Notebook

Zong Zi Yao Jiu

Boosting Progeny Medicinal Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin and Yang

Pattern: Kidney Jing vacuity causing infertility in men and women

Key Symptoms: Male or female infertility, irregular or painful menstruation menstruation
Secondary Symptoms: Fatigue, sore lower back and knees, frequent urination, cold extremities

Fu Ling 100g
Da Zao 50g
Hu Tao Ren 36g
Huang Qi 6g
Dang Shen 6g
Bai Zhu 6g
Chuan Xiong 6g
Bai Shao 6g
Sheng Di Huang 6g
Shu Di Huang 6g
Xiao Hui Xiang 6g
Fu Pen Zi 6g
Chen Pi 6g
Chen Xiang 6g
Mu Xiang 6g
Gou Qi Zi 6g
Rou Gui 6g
Sha Ren 6g
Ru Xiang 6g
Mo Yao 6g
Wu Wei Zi 6g
Gan Cao 6g
Feng Mi 600ml
Bai Jiu 2.6L
Huang Jiu 1.3L

Chen Xiang is expensive and generally substituted with Hou Po and either Wu Yao (Cold), Jiang Xiang (Blood stasis) or Bu Gu Zhi (Lung Qi) depending on what is predominant in the presentation.
Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means distilled rice wine but can be substituted with any clear 40% spirit.
Huang Jiu (yellow wine) refers to non-distilled white wine, usually below 20%. It could be replaced with any wine or liqueur to suit the palate.

Preparation: Place the ingredients in a large jar with 600g of honey and 2.6L of alcohol and 1.3L of rice wine and allow to stand for 15 days. Take 30ml twice daily.

Actions: Tonifies the Jing, regulates menstruation, protects the Yuan Qi.

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

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon

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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.