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

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

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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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.