Herb Formulas Notebook

Suo Sha Jiu

(Amomum Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Disharmony of the Middle Jiao with food stagnation

Key Symptoms: Distention and fullness of the chest and abdomen, loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea and dysentry.

Sha Ren 60g
Bai Jiu 650ml

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

Preparation: Grind the herbs into a powder and place in a large jar with 650ml of alcohol. Seal for 3-5 days, open and use. Take 15-20ml three times per day after meals.

Actions: Move Qi and harmonises the Middle Jiao, opens the Stomach and disperses food stagnation.

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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