三两半药酒

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Mandarin[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin sānliǎngbàn yàojiǔ
Zhuyin ㄙㄢ ㄌㄧㄤˇ ㄅㄢˋ ㄧㄠˋ ㄐㄧㄡˇ
IPA (key) /sa̠n⁵⁵ li̯ɑŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ pa̠n⁵¹⁻⁵³ i̯ɑʊ̯⁵¹ t͡ɕi̯oʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

三两半药酒 (simplified, Pinyin sānliǎngbàn yàojiǔ, traditional 三兩半藥酒)

  1. A clear, yellowish-brown liquid used in traditional Chinese medicine "to invigorate qi and promote blood circulation, to dispel wind, and to remove obstruction from the collaterals in the treatment of incoordination between qi and blood, pain in the extremities, wind and dampness, and cramps". It is usually not prescribed to patients with hypertension.

Sanliangban alcoholic drink is an infusion of the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Radix Angelicae Sinensis 当归 100
Radix Astragali Preparata 炙黄芪 100
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae 牛膝 100
Radix Saposhnikoviae 防风 50

References[edit]

  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.