Dit Da Jow: The Mysterious Liniment
By Dr. Nico,
Most people have never heard of Dit Da Jow or can even pronounce it. But it has been around for over a thousand years helping people heal from bruises, sprains, contusions and other trauma type injuries. It is, a blend of herbs also referred to as The Dit Da Jow recipe, these herbs are combined together and soaked in alcohol preferably Vodka believe it or not, for months or even years. Our Formula is from the Shaolin Temple and is referred to as Shaolin Tie Die Yao Xiang Jing which loosely translated means “Shaolin Strong As Iron Fragrant Essence Medicine”.
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Following our detailed instructions you can start using your Dit Da Jow in 3-4 weeks. This powerful liniment is applied to any injured or bruised area and it heals the injured area or makes the bruise disappear quickly. This was created by the Shaolin Monk herbalists to help heal injuries sustained in training or combat.
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Our authentic Dit Da Jow kit sells for only $39.99, this powerful herbal kit makes over one gallon of liniment. If you do buy Dit Da Jow already made, make sure it is packaged in a glass container. Authentic Dit Da Jow packaged in a plastic bottle is no good since it will leach out the BPA plastic chemicals from the bottle and make the Dit Da Jow worthless, and possibly hazardous.
The theory behind Dit Da Jow and it’s amazing healing powers is based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). When someone sustains a injury, the Qi is blocked and blood can not travel properly through the injured area, hence pain and what they call blood stagnation.
Dit Da Jow opens up the flow of blood and Qi to promote healing, plus some of the herbs in the formula take away pain and discomfort. I have seen it take bruises away in less than a day, just amazing stuff. This also great for people who bruise easy, besides healing the bruise it strengthens the underlying blood vessels so you don’t bruise as easily next time. If you train in any contact sport or just bruise all the time this for you.
The best way to use Dit Da Jow if you are training in the martial arts is to apply some to the areas of the body that are going to make contact, lets say if your punching a bag or makawara apply some to your hands prior to training like 20 to 30 minutes, then apply some more right after training, just enough to fill your palm should be sufficient. If you are kicking a bag then of course your shins would need more.
For the everyday person who bruises easily apply twice a day morning and night on the areas you need. I have found it is best to apply and let air dry instead wiping it with a cloth, this will allow for more of the Dit Da Jow to penetrate the skin and help the healing process.
Always apply in a downward motion in the direction of the tips of your extremities
Another trick to making a very powerful Dit Da Jow is to store your glass jar in a dark cool place out of sunlight, the suns rays will weaken the liniment significantly, so in a cabinet or pantry or closet is the perfect place. It is also very important to shake the jar several times a week so the herbs don’t stay settled at the bottom this speeds up the extraction process so you can use it in 3-4 weeks. Hundreds of years back a clay pot was used and it was buried in the ground for years before it was unearthed and used.
Below is a picture of the Dit Da Jow Kit, the herbs are very powerful and aromatic so they must be used quickly, we make the kits fresh for every order, they are not prepackaged.
Our customers have been telling us since 1992 that we provide the most powerful Dit Da Jow Kit online.
Some of the reasons why are:
- No Synthetic Herbs-We do not use synthetic camphor like most companies or other synthetic products
- All Our Kits Are made Fresh Per Order-Nothing is sitting around losing potency, Herbs Are Free From Chemicals, Pesticides Or Insects
- All Kits Prepared By A Experienced Herbalist
- Authentic Traditional Formula That Works Fast
- Not One Unsatisfied Customer in 22 Years
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One of the main reasons to use Dit Da Jow is to eliminate blood stagnation which is not only caused from a injury but also other syndromes.Herbs that promote the Blood circulation are used for treating syndromes of Blood stagnation.
There are different degrees of Blood stagnation. In a mild case, the blood moves more slowly than it should. If the situation does not change, the Blood stagnates and Dit Da Jow is used to clear it.
In a severe case, congealed Blood may be complicated with Phlegm, Heat or Cold, and forms a solid mass that blocks the blood circulation. Blood stagnation is caused by several factors. First, both Heat and Cold can lead to Blood stagnation.
Heat consumes the Blood and makes it thicker so that the movement of the Blood slows; Cold contracts Blood and lets the Blood circulation slow down. Secondly, Qi stagnation caused by emotional disturbance, stress, anger, excessive pondering or depression over a long period of time can directly result in Blood stagnation.
Thirdly, trauma or fracture may directly cause Blood stagnation in the locality. Moreover, Wind, Dampness and Cold that remain for too long in the meridians can also cause Blood stagnation. Accumulation of Phlegm, water, food or parasites in the body for a long period of time may also lead to Blood stagnation.
Finally, if the Qi and Blood are deficient, they are not able to promote the Blood circulation so they will also lead to blood stagnation. The main symptoms of Blood stagnation are localized pain of a deep, colicky or sharp nature that worsens at night.
In severe cases, a solid, immobile mass can be found. Patients who suffer from stagnation of Blood for a long time may have symptoms such as a dark complexion, purple lips and nails, dry skin, amenorrhea, psychiatric disorders, fragile nails and hair. The tongue body is purple with purple spots at the tip or border, and the pulse is wiry and choppy.
In clinical practice, the syndrome of stagnation of Blood can be found in diseases such as myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, acute cholecystitis, biliary ascariasis, acute pancreatitis, acute appendicitis or intestinal obstruction, trauma, strain, sequelae of cerebro-vascular accident, rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as different tumors.
Blood Stasis Due To Injury
Symptoms: For retention of blood in muscle and skin, swelling pain and cyanosis; for that in ying and defense, blood stagnation and fever; for that in chest and hypochondrium, fullness sensation and choking feeling; and for that in zang and fu, extravasated blood and a blood lump. Cause: Resulting from the escape and overflow of blood from meridians and retention of blood in body tissues caused by trauma, bearing or other external injury.
Applying Dit Da Jow frees blood stasis and allows Qi to flow freely permitting the healing process to begin. Our Authentic Dit Da Jow is the best for blood stasis and blood stagnation and moving Qi the moment it is applied.
Dit Da Jow And Maceration
Dit Da Jow is made using the principle of extraction by maceration. What this means is the herbs are soaked in a solvent and in our case the solvent is Vodka. A solvent is any liquid that comes in contact with the herbs by soaking.
The solvent could be water but water does not pull the alkaloidal constituents out of the herbs as well as alcohol does especially because of the resinous herbs in the Dit Da Jow formula and it can spoil in a short period of time. We use Vodka as the solvent to make Dit Da Jow because it pulls all the constituents and molecular compounds out of the herbs and does not spoil over time. The solvent could be anywhere from 40% and up but if it is to high it will evaporate very fast when it is applied on the skin not allowing proper absorption of the Dit Da Jow through the skin, we recommend not going over 58%.
The Dit Da Jow herbs are placed in a vessel preferably glass and the solvent is added. Generally a large pickle jar or a Bormioli glass jar works very well As the herbs are soaking you have just started the maceration process. In a short period of time the solvent gets absorbed by the herbs expanding the cellular walls of the herbs thus starting the extraction of the healing compounds.
The Dit Da Jow herbs that now are soaking are called in scientific terms the “Marc”. The solvent used is also referred to as the Menstruum.
A critical phase of the extraction process is agitation which is the shaking of your jar. Without agitation you will not pull all the compounds out of the herbs. By shaking the jar the herbs are moved around in the solvent allowing it to release the constituents and compounds needed for a strong Dit Da Jow.
The first 3-4 weeks are vital. This is the time when you pull out the most molecular compounds. Shaking the jar frequently during this time will yield a stronger Dit Da Jow than if you waited a month and started the agitation process. A question that is always asked is do I strain out the liniment and throw out the herbs (Marc) after 4 weeks. The answer is no, the herbs still have not exhausted all of their constituents.
It can take months or years before the herbs are completely 100% exhausted. You can exhaust the herbs of their compounds faster if you shake your jar twice daily for 4-6 months. The jar should be shaken at least 2 minutes each time. Most people do not have the time to do this so it is best to leave the herbs soaking.
If you do have the time and you constantly shake your Dit Da Jow, then after 6 months you can strain the Dit Da Jow into another glass jar AND you must take the Marc out and place it in cheesecloth or a large muslin bag and start pressing out the liniment from the herbs. The stronger the pressure applied the better so you can release everything from the herbs. Whatever you release you can add in with your jar containing the strained Dit Da Jow.
At this point you can throw out the Marc and you are finished. If you want you can bottle up your Dit Da Jow in small bottles making sure they are labeled. Make sure you write on the labels do not drink and possibly draw a skull and crossbones on the label. Always keep out of reach of children! If your Dit Da Jow is going to be kept out where it will get hit with some sunlight use dark bottles. It is good practice to keep your Dit Da Jow out of direct sunlight at all times if possible.
Ready Made Dit Da Jow
Most of us are anxious to start using a new purchase, unfortunately when purchasing a Authentic Dit Da Jow kit you need to wait at least 3-4 weeks before using. To remedy that situation we have available aged Dit Da Jow ( 3years+) in one, two and four ounce GLASS bottles for those who would like to start using Dit Da Jow right away. Just like our Dit Da Jow kits each bottle is prepared prior to shipping so no bottle is sitting on the shelf waiting for a customer. This insures that each bottle contains a constantly aged powerful product. In addition we make sure that each bottle contains some sediment(also referred to as the Marc or dregs) from the main aged batch. See Photo Below We also add in some extra Camphor(Zhang Nao) in each bottle to increase its effectiveness even more. The Zhango Nao will dissolve into the liniment, this can take anywhere from 1-3 days. See Photo Below
I do not know of any company that offers this service. Most Dit Da Jow sold is bottled in plastic and has been prepackaged months or years in advance with no visible marc. If you are interested in ordering some of our ready made freshly glass bottled Dit Da Jow and you live in the United States you can order below with FREE SHIPPING! International customers please email us for pricing.