Herb Formulas Notebook

Fu Ling Ju Hua Jiu

Poria and Chrysanthemum Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Liver and Kidney deficiency with stirring of internal Wind, Wind-Stroke.

Key Symptoms: Soreness and pain of the joints and bones, difficulty moving, pain of movement especially of the shoulders and upper back, paralysis of one half of the body, aphasia

Fu Ling 40g
Ju Hua 40g
Shan Zhu Yu 15g
Tu Si Zi 15g
Rou Cong Rong 15g
Tian Hua Fen 15g
Fang Feng 15g
Shu Di Huang 15g
Mu Dan Pi 15g
Ren Shen 10g
Bai Zhu 10g
Mu Li 15g
She Chuang Zi 10g
Huang Qi 15g
Zi Wan 10g
Shi Chang Pu 15g
Shi Hu 10g
Bai Zi Ren 12g
Du Zhong 15g
Yuan Zhi 15g
Zhi Fu Zi 15g
Gan Jiang 15g
Chi Shao 15g
Niu Xi 15g
Bi Xie 15g
Gou Ji 15g
Cang Er Zi 15g
Niu Bang Zi 10g
Jie Geng 10g
Qiang Huo 10g
Gou Qi Zi 10g
Xu Duan 15g
Niu Bang Gen 15g
Can Sha 22g
Bai Jiu 2.6L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.
Mu Li is prohibited for use in the UK due to being an animal product. The standard substitution would be Bai Shao, Xuan Shen and Wu Wei Zi.
Fu Zi is also prohibited from use in the UK due to toxicity. Rou Gui and Xian Mao may be the best substitutes in this instance.
Shi Hu may also need to be replaced due to availability. Tian Men Dong and Gou Qi Zi would make suitable substitutes.
Can Sha must also be substituted due to being an animal product. The usual substitutions are Cang Er Zi and Fang Feng, both of which are in this already. Increasing their dosage may be the best solution.

Preparation: Grind the herbs and place in a large jar with 2.6L of alcohol and seal the lid. After 15 days open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1 small teacup warm each morning, noon and night

Actions: Dispels Wind, disinhibits the joints, strengthens the sinews and bones, warms the Liver and Kidneys

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

The original recipe only has 120g of Bai Zi Ren listed. Seeing as this ten times the quantity of other herbs in the formula it has been assumed to be a typo.

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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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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.