Herb Formulas Notebook

Wu Wei Zi Jiu

(Schisandra Wine)

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

Category: Formulas that Calm the Spirit

Pattern: Agitation of the Shen

Key Symptoms: Insomnia

Wu Wei Zi 150g
Bai Jiu 500ml

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

Preparation: Soak Wu Wei Zi in 500ml of alcohol for one month. Take 15ml three times daily.

Actions: Calms the Heart and quietens the Shen.

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

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