Herb Formulas Notebook


Jin Hua Jiu

(Golden Flower Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Damp-Heat in the mouth

Key Symptoms: Oral sores and bleeding gums



Ingredients
Huang Bai 90g
Huang Lian 15g
Zhi Zi 30g
Bai Jiu 500ml

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



Preparation: Place the herbs in a jar with 500ml of alcohol and place in a large pan of water. Bring to the boil 100 times, allow to cool and store for use. Take 20ml on an empty stomach at no fixed schedule until cured.

Actions: Clears Heat and drains Dampness

Contraindications: Pregnancy, long term use. Wine formulas that clear Damp-Heat should only be used for short periods due to the Damp-Heat producing nature of alcohol and preferably only the elderly with an underlying deficiency.



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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.