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Traditional Chinese Ointment 铁打酒

In the old days when people had a fall or muscular injury, they often use traditional Chinese ointment. There are many formula for such ointments and many of them are closely guarded by traditional Chinese medicine halls or martial art schools.

Here we show you the ingredients of a general formula shared by Sifo Frank Lau, founder of Manila Lau Family Hung Kuen Association, 菲律宾刘家洪拳会, in the Philippines. Do not attempt to reproduce it yourself!

Chinese Eaglewood 沉香

Safflower

紅花
Red Paeony Root 赤芍
Peach Seed 桃仁
Myrrh 沒藥
Frankincense 乳香
Fineleaf Schizonepeta Herb 荊芥
Costustoot 木香
Bitter Orange 枳殼
Szechuan Lovage Rhizome 川芎
Platycodon Root 桔梗
Dragons Blood 血竭
Cortex Moutan 牡丹皮
Chinese Angelica 歸尾
Cape Jasmine Fruit 梔子
Tortoise Shell 龜甲

These ingredients are mixed with rice wine, 米酒, and aged before it can be used. The ointment is for external use only.

This information is used to demonstrate the ingredients used to produce traditional Chinese ointment. The successful production  depends on experience and skill as well as optimum condition.

Do not attempt to reproduce it yourself!

Seek the advise of experts trained to produce and use of these ointments.

Related article:

philippines chinatownManila Lau Family Hung Kuen Association 菲律宾刘家洪拳会

 

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Frank Bolte

 

traDITIONAL CHINESE OINTMENT
SIFO FRANK
CHINESE OINMENT
All images copyright of Frank Bolte.
Use with permission from Frank Bolte