Herb Formulas Notebook

Sun Shang Yao Jiu

Detriment and Damage Wine

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

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood stasis due to old traumatic injury

Key Symptoms: Old, persistent injury causing recurring pain and stiffness

Hong Hua 6g
Huang Qin 15g
Wu Yao 15g
Fu Ling 15g
Sheng Di Huang 15g
Wu Jia Pi 15g
Du zhong 15g
Niu Xi 15g
Yuan Zhi 15g
Mai Men Dong 15g
Qin Jiao 15g
Mu Dan Pi 15g
Song Jie 15g
Ze Xie 15g
Yan Hu Suo 15g
Dang Gui 18g
Gou Qi Zi 18g
Tao Ren 12g
E Jiao 12g
Xu Duan 9g
Bu Gu Zhi 9g
Zhi Qiao 9g
Gui Zhi 9g
Xiang Fu 9g
Bai Jiu

In the UK E Jiao must be substituted. Standard choices are Gou Qi Zi and Han Lian Cao, or the existing Blood and Yin tonifying ingredients could be increased.
Song Jie might also not be available from regular suppliers, although not for legal reasons (it is simple Pine Nodular Branch). If it cannot be sourced then it could be substituted for other Blood invigorating herbs.

Preparation: Soak in an appropriate amount of alcohol (source does not specify but probably about 1.5-2L to make 750-1.5L of final product) for at least 7 days and take one small teacup (50ml) per day.

Actions: Quickens the Blood, soothes the Sinews

Contraindications: Caution in the young or middle aged or those with Damp-Heat conditions due to the long term effects of alcohol consumption

Research Links:
Science Direct
Google Scholar
Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon

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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.