Herb Formulas Notebook

Dan Shen Shi Hu Jiu

Salvia and Dendrobium Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood stasis with underlying Qi and Blood deficiency

Key Symptoms: Foot pain and weakness, aching and pain of the sinews and bones

Shi Hu 60g
Dan Shen 30g
Chuan Xiong 30g
Du Zhong 30g
Fang Feng 30g
Bai Zhu 30g
Dang Shen 30g
Rou Gui 30g
Wu Wei Zi 30g
Fu Ling 30g
Chen Pi 30g
Huang Qi 30g
Gan Jiang 45g
Zhi Gan Cao 15g
Shan Yao 30g
Niu Xi 45g
Dang Gui 30g
Bai Jiu 2.6L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means rice wine but can be substituted with any other high strength spirit.
Shi Hu may also need to be replaced due to availability. Tian Men Dong and Gou Qi Zi would make suitable substitutes.

Preparation: Place the herbs in a large jar with 2.6L of alcohol for seven days. Open, remove the dregs and store for use. Take 1-2 teacups warm before meals.

Actions: Invigorates Blood and stops pain, tonifies the Qi and Blood, dispels obstruction.

Contraindications: Damp-Heat conditions, pregnancy and long term in the young and middle aged use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption.

Research Links:
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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.