Herb Formulas Notebook

Chuan Xiong Jiu

Ligusticum Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood stasis due to injury (Die Da) and headache

Key Symptoms: Pain from injury, headache

Chuan Xiong 90g
Bai Jiu 1L

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

Preparation: Soak the Chuan Xiong in 1L in alcohol for 7 days. Take 30ml twice per day.

Actions: Invigorates Blood and alleviates pain.

Contraindications: Pregnancy and long term use.

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