Herb Formulas Notebook

Ju Hua Jiu

Chrysanthemum Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Liver Fire blazing upwards

Key Symptoms: Dizziness, headache, red eyes, blurred vision

Ju Hua 60g
Bai Jiu 500ml

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

Preparation: Cut the chrysanthemum flowers into pieces and soak in 500ml of alcohol for seven days. Take 30ml twice per day.

Actions: Clears Liver Heat, brightens the eyes

Contraindications: Long term use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption, especially in an Excess Liver pattern which tends towards Damp-Heat.

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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.