Herb Formulas Notebook

Ji Xue Teng Jiu

Spatholobus Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood deficiency and stasis from trauma (Die Da) or Wind-Cold obstruction

Key Symptoms: Aching and pain of the sinews and bones, lower back and knees, numbness of the hands and feet
Secondary Symptoms: Irregular menstruation

Ji Xue Teng 400g
Bai Jiu 1.3L

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

Preparation: Place the herb in a large jar with 1.3L of alcohol and seal the lid for 7 days. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1-2 teacups morning and evening warm on an empty stomach.

Actions: Nourishes and invigorates the Blood, soothes the sinews and frees the flow of the network vessels (Luo).

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

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