Herb Formulas Notebook

Hei Dou Bai Zhi Jiu

Black Soybean and Angelica Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Blood deficiency with Dampness obstructing the channels

Key Symptoms: Foot pain and swelling, stiffness and weakness, dizzness, sinew spasms, inhibited urination

Hei Dou 250g
Bai Zhi 30g
Yi Yi Ren 60g
Bai Jiu 1.95L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.

Preparation: Grind the ingredients and place in a large jar with 1.95L of alcohol and seal the lid. After three nights open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take a suitable amount at appropriate times. It is common to feel the alcohol.

Actions: Disinhibits urination and disperses swelling, nourishes the Blood and harmonises the Liver, transforms Dampness and eliminates obstruction.

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

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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.