Herb Formulas Notebook


Hei Dou Dan Shen Jiu

(Black Soybean and Angelica Wine)

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



Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Wind-Stroke paralysis of the hands and feet

Key Symptoms: Paralysis of the hands and feet



Ingredients
Hei Dou 250g
Dan Shen 150g
Bai Jiu 2.6L

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



Preparation: Grind the ingredients and place in a large jar with 2.6L of alcohol and seal the lid. Place over a fire and bring to a boil. Reduce the alcohol content by half, then remove the dregs and decant. Take 1-2 teacups three times per day.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood and dispels Stasis, drains Dampness and eliminates obstruction by Wind

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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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.