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This is a tonic that promotes health, longevity, and sexual vitality.  This formula is also called "Medicine Wine" or Yao-Jion. It simply consists of herbs soaked in strong alcohol, which is left to ferment and than made into a tincture. Soaking herbs in alcohol extracts absorbs and preserves the health qualities in herbs and also makes it easier for the nutrients to be absorbed by the body. This formula comes from a Chinese General named General Yang Sen who died in the late 70's at the age of 98 years.  He was also a Taoist. He was also the one who looked into why Master Li Ching Yuen lived so long. This tincture is best taken during condition yellow periods,because the next morning the body feels spring fresh after taking it the night before.

Do not take this when your immune system is fighting a cold or virus, in which case you should fast and drink more water and citrus juices, as I show in my pneumonia article. If the days are humid, than use less or none at all, because it is a time where extra "heat" occurs in the body. Do not use if you are emotionally upset, and do not use as an exercise recovery drink. For fast physical recovery before or after exercise my SOD formula is recommended.  You can also find the exact measurements for the formula in my book Living Healthy Beyond 120, A Centurion's Plan for Longevity.
This formula is Yang in nature, so it is good to use during Winter weather, or when weakness of Yin is present. Yin is weakest in women during menopause, so this formula is good for ladies to. During winter, you can take up to 2 ounces a day and during summer up to 1 ounce a day.
Directions for making Spring Wine:
This batch totals 9 liters which makes 9 bottles.
There are 2 cycles that occur.  First after soaking the herbs for 3 months or 6 months, 52% of the alcohol is drained and than the bowl is refilled again with fresh alcohol. 
For the first cycle, the herbs can be soaked for either 3 or 6 months, where upon they are rinsed and refilled with alcohol and soaked another 3 to 6 months.  I like to make 2 batches.  One for 3 months and one for 6 months, when I have some left over after 3 months I add it to the 6 month batch. 
Ingredients list:
60 grams of Deerhorn Shavings (cervus skia)
60 grams of Deerhorn Resin (cervus skia)
60 grams of Tortise Shell Resin (clemmys chinesis)
60 grams of Horny Goat Weed (Aceranthus Sagittatum)
60 grams of Rehmannia Rhizome
30 grams of Astralagus
25 grams of Angelica Root (angelica polymorpha)
25 grams of Eucommia
25 grams of Goji Berry or Goji Berry Powder
25 grams of Japanese Wax Privet Seeds (Ligustrum Japonicum)
25 grams of Cynomorium Stems (Cynomdrium Coccineum)
25 grams of Goat Plencentia
15 grams of Ginseng or Eluthero Ginseng Root
15 grams of Raspberry Seds (Rubus Coreanus)
Optional: 2 small seahorses and 1 male and 1 female red spotted lizard.
Being vegetarian, I don't use the seahorses or lizards.
Optional Ingredients:
25 grams each of FO Ti and Shilajit Herbs
10 grams of Poria
5 grams of Chrysanthemum and Cinnamon
Instructions for making Spring Wine:
Obtain a large glass or ceramic bowl that you will use for soaking the chosen herbs for up to 1 full year.  This bowl should hold between 8 to 10 liters of liquid.
Next add 6 liters of either Rum, Brandy or Vodka. If you want to make the taste more palatable , add a mix of 50% Rum and 50% Brandy. 
Next seal this bowl tightly, allowing some room for a small amount of air pressure to escape while fermenting.
Be sure to place a date on the bowl of when the batch was made. 
As mentioned earlier, I will make one batch for use after 6 months total and another for use after 1 year or longer total.  This is why it is important to label the bowl.
After about 3 months and 6 month intervals, pour half of the brew through a funnel lined with cheese cloth or medical gauze.  Next add another 3 liters of fresh alcohol or your brandy mix to the original soaking batch, reseal and allow to sit for a further 3 months and 6 months respectively.  Giving you 2 batches at 6 months and 1 year when complete.
After 3 to 6 months strain the final batch into another bowl that holds 9 or more liters.
Next do not throw away the original herbs, but instead place them into a colander or large strainer and squeeze or press down hard, allowing the remaining nutrient liquid to drain from the herbs (this part is the most concentrated part of the mix.), than add into the bowl with the other liquid, stirring or shaking to mix thoroughly.  
Next bottle and seal the medicine wine into airtight bottles, leaving enough space at the top for further air. 
Next ad 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey or some date sugar to sweeten and boost the metabolism of the herbs in the wine.  Upon first pouring the ingredients into a bottle, it will look cloudy, but after a few hours it will settle and you will have a beautiful rich, dark amber liquid. 
You can pour this mixture into smaller dropper bottles and use for portable use, keeping the larger bottles stored in a cool dark place.
Take with sesame seeds or the foods mentioned in the condition yellow exercise for maximum rejuvenation.  This consists of 
1 teaspoon of brewers yeast, 2 Spirulina capsules (which is extremely high in Methionine), 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Seeds, A Vitamin E Capsule and 1 Potassium Gluconate Capsule.

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